Saka ‘interested’ in Liverpool move as Danjuma deal ruled out

Liverpool are looking to close the gap on leaders Manchester City and have been linked with a clutch of players as we approach the re-opening of the transfer window on January 1

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Liverpool suffered a potentially costly defeat to Leicester City last time out.

That, combined with Manchester City’s hugely consistent form, means Jurgen Klopp’s side are falling behind in the race for the Premier League title.

With both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane expected to be away for a considerable amount of time in the New Year, owing to their involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations, Klopp could well be dipping his toes in the transfer window.

With just days until the transfer window reopens for business, Mirror Football take a look at the latest Liverpool transfer rumours.

Danjuma transfer “impossible” in January

Arnaut Danjuma has been linked with a return to England

Liverpool are said to be interested in a transfer for Arnaut Danjuma – but are not expected to push through a move in January.

The Dutch winger left Bournemouth in the summer, joining Spanish side Villarreal.

And he has impressed hugely, leading to suggestions he could be set for a quickfire return to England.

Reports surfaced in October that Liverpool were looking into the possibility of signing the 24-year-old.

And now, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Reds ‘really love’ the 24-year-old livewire but claimed that a transfer to Anfield is ‘impossible’ in January.

He told his Here We Go podcast: “A player they really love is Danjuma, the winger of Villarreal.

“He’s very good, but he’s not leaving in January. I’m told it’s impossible, that the player is going to stay until the end of the season.”

Saka ‘interested’ in Kop move

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka is said to be ‘interested’ in the possibility of joining Liverpool in what would be a sensational deal.

Saka has become a fans’ favourite with the Gunners.

But, according to the Transfer Window Podcast, Saka and his representatives are ‘interested’ in the prospect of a move to Anfield.

Bukayo Saka is a firm fans’ favourite at Arsenal

The Reds would obviously be able to offer the youngster guaranteed Champions League football as well as a genuine chance to win silverware.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said after Saka scored twice in a 5-0 win over Norwich: “To play in those positions for a big club like us, you need to be producing goals and assists every single game.

“It’s what we demand from him and he has the capacity to do it and he’s doing it better and better.”

Boost in Zakaria chase

Dennis Zakaria (right) is expected to leave Germany, either in January or when his contract expires in the summer

Both Liverpool and Arsenal have received a huge boost transfer boost as Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed star Denis Zakaria will not extend his contract.

The Swiss midfielder’s current deal expires at the end of the season, meaning he will be able to leave on a free transfer from July 1, 2022

Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl said on Zakaria: “I already contacted his agent before Christmas and said that we would be planning without him from the summer at the latest.”

Klopp could either wait until the summer or look to seal a bargain deal in January.

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