Liverpool transfer round-up: Reds linked with summer move for Jadon Sancho

With the January transfer window rapidly approaching, Liverpool could be forced to make some additions in a bid to address their defensive problems.

With Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez long-term absentees and Joel Matip forced off with an injury against West Brom, Jurgen Klopp may have no choice but to seek reinforcements.

There could also be outgoings, with several players likely to be deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s future is also up in the air, with the Dutchman’s contract due to expire at the end of the season and the midfielder yet to decide whether to accept Liverpool’s latest offer.

Here are the latest transfer rumours from Anfield.

Liverpool are not prepared to pay Inter Milan’s asking price for Milan Skriniar (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Reds unwilling to pay Skriniar’s asking price

Liverpool have been linked with a number of potential defensive additions in January but, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato, they will not be signing Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.

The report names Skriniar as one of a number of options that Liverpool are considering but claims that Inter would not consider selling the defender for less than €60m (£54m), a fee the Reds are unwilling to pay.

Jadon Sancho is keen to get back to his best at Borussia Dortmund
Liverpool are one of a number of sides targeting a summer move for Jadon Sancho

Liverpool eye Sancho move

Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho was the subject of major interest from Manchester United over the summer but the 20-year-old ultimately stayed put.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Sancho is likely to leave next summer and Liverpool are among the clubs in the race for his signature.

Speaking on the Que Golazo Podcast, Romano said: “Next summer I expect Jadon Sancho to leave the club.

“Yes, he was really one step away from leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer, Manchester United were really close to signing him for €100m, but then Borussia Dortmund changed their plans, but Manchester United had the agreement with the player and his agents, so everything was ready, and then the deal collapsed at the last stages.

“That’s why I say next summer, I expect Jadon Sancho to leave the club and be back in the Premier League.

“We have to understand if Manchester United will arrive with €120m (£109m), if they will be ready this time to sign the player or if they’ll take the risk of other clubs joining the race.

“I will say like Liverpool, Chelsea, and a lot of clubs are scouting the situation of Jadon Sancho, so at this point the race is open.”

Divock Origi could leave Anfield in January

Inter chase Origi

Inter Milan are reportedly interested in signing Divock Origi in January, with Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport claiming that Antonio Conte views the forward as a potential back-up option to Romelu Lukakau and Lautaro Martinez.

Origi has struggled for game time at Liverpool this season, playing a combined eight minutes of Premier League action.

He has also been linked with a move to Wolves, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side looking for a goalscorer with Raul Jimenez out of action after fracturing his skull against Arsenal in November.

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