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Liverpool target two BIG January transfers while Manchester United look to offload Englishman: transfer rumours

Liverpool are turning their eyes to a Real Madrid legend to help alleviate their defensive woes, according to the latest transfer rumours.

Spanish outlet El Pais reports that Jurgen Klopp is keeping an eye on the situation of goalkeeper IKER CASILLAS. The Los Blancos hero is now plying his trade with Porto but the clubcould be tempted to offload the 36-year-old in January to lighten their wage bill.

Meanwhile, respected LFC journalist Oliver Bond this morning got hopes up that Liverpool have still not given up hope of bringing NABY KEITA to Anfield in January. He tweeted that the club will try to accelerate the RB Leipzig midfielder's transfer, which is currently set for next summer.

Speculation mounts that LUKE SHAW is on his way out of Old Trafford, with the Times reporting the left-back has fallen out with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as the 22-year-old has struggled to get a start this season.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are to open talks with goalkeeper DAVID DE GEA about a new contract, according to the Independent. The 26-year-old is currently contracted until 2019, but United want to look at tying the Spain international down in face of interest from Real Madrid.

PHILIPPE COUTINHO is still a wanted man, according to the Daily Mirror. The saga of the Liverpool attacking midfielder has been rumbling on since the summer transfer window when Barcelona made moves to snare the 25-year-old. Now the paper reports that Paris St Germain are also keen on bringing the Brazilian, who has a reported price tag of around £135million, to the Parc des Princes.

Real Madrid could made an audacious bid for Bayern Munich's ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI over the summer, the Sun reports. The Polish striker has previously said he is "obsessed" with the Spanish giants and the paper has reported that talks have already been held between the club and representatives for the 29-year-old.

After a stunning performance against Manchester City, defender CONOR COADY is hot property, with Newcastle and West Brom taking an interest, according to the Sun. Coady, 24, impressed in the Carabao Cup defeat and has helped Wolves to the top of the Championship.

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JUSTIN KLUIVERT: The son of former Dutch international Patrick Kluivert has caught the eye of Tottenham as the club scout Ajax fixtures, Sky Sports News said.

JOSHUA KIMMICH: Manchester City and Barcelona will have to fight it out in the race to sign the 22-year-old Bayern Munich star, according to TalkSport.

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