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Liverpool target two international players as Manchester United and Tottenham consider player swap: transfer rumours

Liverpool could be set to land a top target in January while one Anfield star is ready to leave the club, according to the latest transfer rumours.

The Reds have been again linked with a January move for Dutch centre-back VIRGIL VAN DIJK, and it is thought Anfield is his preferred destination even though the Mirror report that Manchester City are ready to rival Liverpool for the Southampton defender.

Last week, Southampton indicated that the 26 year-old might be available in January, sparking fresh rumours of a transfer. And while the Mirror detail Pep Guardiola's interest, the report also claims that the player has told friends that his heart is set on a move to Liverpool.

The Daily Express reports on another potential new arrival at Anfield in the form of David Brooks. The Sheffield United and Wales star has also piqued the interest of Tottenham, after making his full international debut last week.

Daniel Sturridge, however, could be on his way out of Anfield as he hopes to get more regular first-team football, according to the Mirror. The 28-year-old is hoping for more game-time ahead of England's World Cup campaign next summer, with the paper reporting a loan deal may be a possibility.

Meanwhile, speculation about Danny Rose's future at Tottenham continues to mount with the Mirror reporting that Manchester United will be offering the London club £40million for the left-back in January. The paper adds that Luke Shaw could be heading to the capital as part of the deal.

A big money transfer involving Harry Kane has been talked about but the 24-year-old is fully committed to Tottenham, according to the Evening Standard. The paper reports he wants to spend his "entire career" in north London, despite potential interest from clubs including Barcelona.

Bournemouth are eyeing up Reading left-back Omar Richards, according to a report in the Sun. The 19-year-old has only just broken into the first team for the Royals but Eddie Howe is looking to take the youngster on in the January transfer window, according to the paper.

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