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Liverpool plan French and Italian raid for three top targets but Premier League clubs to battle for coveted stars: transfer rumours

The big transfer discussion this way may surround Alexis Sanchez' proposed move to Manchester United, but Liverpool haven't been left out of the rumour mill.

The Reds are first of all linked with a move for Nice midfielder JEAN MICHAEL-SERI. The Ivory Coast midfielder is said by the Mirror to be attracting interest from Anfield as well as Premier League rivals Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea. The report says that the 26-year-old has a £35 million release clause in his contract and that he is keen for a move to the Premier League.

Liverpool will fight with Valencia to land Inter midfielder MARCELO BROZOVIC according to Corriere dello Sport, via Calcio Mercato. The club are reportedly willing to let the Croatian leave as they chase their own targets, which includes Daniel Sturridge, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Chelsea and Liverpool will also both apparently go head to head for Roma full-back EMERSON PALMEIRI, with Calcio Mercato claiming the Blues are ahead of the Reds in the chase. The report claims Chelsea have already bid €20 million for the player although that could rise half-way to the €30 million asking price with add-ons. The Reds and Juventus, the report says, have both contacted the player's agent.

Chelsea are looking to make a move for West Ham's Andy Carroll, and the striker has told the Irons he is injured and unable to train, according to the Daily Mirror. The paper said that Carroll, 29, is wanted by the Stamford Bridge club owing to his height with Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke also among the options being considered.

Everton could be tempted to make a move for Juan Bernat from Bayern Munich to solve the left-back problem at Goodison Park, says the Liverpool Echo. The 24-year-old has fallen out of favour at Bayern and could be looking elsewhere to ensure he gets first-team football.

Hector Bellerin could be on his way out of the Emirates, writes the Daily Star. The paper says Juventus will look at making a summer bid for the Arsenal defender, and will tempt him with the opportunity to play Champions League football next season.

Richarlison is angling for a summer move away from Watford, with his representatives holding talks with both Chelsea and Arsenal, the Watford Observer reports. The Vicarage Road side have said he will not be leaving in January which leaves the window open to a move at the end of the season, the paper said.

Players to watch

The latest club to be linked to Leicester striker Islam Slimani are Turkish giants Besiktas, according to Sky Sports.

Juventus want a new number 10 - and are looking at either Tottenham's Christian Eriksen or Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, Corriere dello Sport says.

Marca reports that Real Madrid are looking to sign a new attacking trio, with Neymar, Eden Hazard and Robert Lewandowski in the frame.

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