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Grujic completes Cardiff loan
Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has joined Cardiff City on loan until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.
The 21-year-old, accompanied by his agent Zoran Stojadinovic, travelled to Wales on Wednesday to complete the formalities of his temporary switch.
The decision on his destination was made in a meeting on Merseyside the previous day, with Huddersfield Town also holding an interest in acquiring his services.
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Goretzka agrees Bayern deal
Bayern Munich have won the race to sign Leon Goretzka after agreeing a deal for the Schalke midfielder, according to Sport Bild .
Goretzka is out of contract at the end of the season and was reportedly a target for the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid.
However, Bayern have convinced the Germany international to stay in the Bundesliga, with Goretzka to sign a deal at the Allianz Arena, subject to passing a medical after recently suffering from a lower leg injury.
Unhappy Mignolet linked with Napoli
Simon Mignolet is unhappy at Liverpool and considering a €20 million switch to Napoli, according to Belgian publication Het Nieuwsblad ( via the Liverpool Echo ).
Mignolet has been displaced as Jurgen Klopp’s first choice by Loris Karius, while the Reds have also been linked with Roma shot-stopper Alisson.
If he does complete a move to Napoli he would join ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who left Anfield for southern Italy in 2013.
Chelsea make Emerson approach
Chelsea have made a move to sign Roma’s Emerson Palmieri in their search for a new left-back in the January transfer window, claims Gianluca Di Marzio .
Emerson has recently returned to fitness following a serious knee injury and the Brazil-born 23-year-old has previously been linked with a move to Liverpool.
However, Chelsea are now keen to sign Emerson after moving on from a deal for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.
Aleix could clinch Liverpool or Man Utd move
Barcelona’s Aleix Vidal could seal a Premier League move in the current window after interest from Sevilla cooled, according to Estadio Deportivo .
Vidal has found himself pushed down the pecking order this season behind Sergi Roberto and Nelson Semedo.
And while Sevilla have been put off a loan move by what they deem an excessive purchase option, talks are still in place with Liverpool and Manchester United.
Grujic set for Cardiff loan
Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is to join Cardiff City on loan for the rest of the season, reports the Daily Mail .
Grujic has made just six appearances for Liverpool this season and Jurgen Klopp is keen for the Serbian to play regular first-team football.
Middlesbrough had also been interested in the 21-year-old, but Cardiff have beaten off their Championship rivals to agree a deal.
Materazzi not surprised by Coutinho’s price
Marco Materazzi feels the huge sum Barcelona paid to sign his former Inter team-mate Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool is a simple function of the transfer market.
“Prices always depend [on] the offer and the request. If there’s a team asking that much and there’s another willing to pay that amount, it’s not Marco Materazzi’s problem,” he told Omnisport.
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Sturridge is Sevilla’s Plan B
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is being lined up as an alternative option by Sevilla if they fail to sign Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi, reports AS .
Sevilla are keen to sign Batshuayi on loan for the rest of the season, but Chelsea are reluctant to sanction a deal until a replacement has been brought in.
That has led Sevilla to consider other targets and Sturridge, who is reportedly interested in a January move in search of regular first-team football, is the back-up option.
Mignolet considering Liverpool future
Simon Mignolet is considering his Liverpool future due to what he described as an “unhealthy” goalkeeper situation at the club.
Loris Karius, whose appearances this season have largely been restricted to the Champions League, started ahead of Mignolet for the FA Cup tie with Everton and Sunday’s dramatic 4-3 win over Manchester City.
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Liverpool & City chase £20m-rated Norwich midfielder
Norwich City midfielder James Maddison is attracting interest from leading Premier League clubs after an impressive season at Carrow Road, reports the Evening Standard .
The England Under 21 international is a target for Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham, and would likely cost in the region of £20 million.
However, Norwich don’t want to sell the 21-year-old during the January transfer window, with a summer deal a more likely option.