Liverpool Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of December 9

Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistDecember 9, 2013

Liverpool Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of December 9

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    Another week begins and so we continue our round-up of the latest transfer rumours concerning Liverpool for the upcoming January window.

    Already we've seen close to two dozen names feature in potential in or out deals from the club, with the window still three weeks from opening.

    We'll update this regularly throughout the week so check back regularly for all the latest news.

    —Latest Update: Dec 12

Ola Toivonen on Liverpool's Radar Once More

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    Thur, 12 Dec

    Liverpool have once more been linked with PSV Eindhoven's versatile forward Ola Toivonen who is out of contract in the summer.

    Mirror Football's David Maddock reports that the Reds want to loan the Swede for the remainder of the campaign, to give him a chance to earn a permanent deal ahead of the 2014-15 season.

    PSV would seemingly let him go permanently in January, but the Reds do not initially want to make that long-term commitment.

Diame a Target

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    Thur, 12 Dec

    Peter Guy at the Liverpool Echo reports that West Ham United's box to box midfielder Mohamed Diame is once again a target of the Reds.

    Diame is said to be Brendan Rodgers' preferred cover for the injured Steven Gerrard and could potentially be available early on next month.

    Like Toivonen, Diame was linked to the Reds back under the reigns of Kenny Dalglish and Roy Hodgson.

Reds Leading Chase for Pastore on Loan

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    Weds, 11 Dec

    Liverpool have previously been linked with a January move for Javier Pastore and the latest reports indicate that it is more of a possibility than ever.

    TalkSPORT report that the Argentine will be allowed to leave on loan, as he wants to ensure regular game time to earn his spot in the World Cup squad next summer.

    AS Roma and Lyon are thought to be the Reds' main rivals for his signature.

Liverpool Want Everton?!

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    Tues, 10 Dec

    Liverpool are in the hunt for Everton Ribeiro, report Sky Sports.

    Potential name clashes aside, Liverpool would face a battle with rivals Manchester United to secure his signature according to the report, with a £15 million price tag talked about.

    The Cruzeiro player suggests he would love to play in the Premier League, though a work permit may well be an issue.

Reds Monitoring Mohamed Salah

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    Mon, 9 Dec

    Liverpool have been watching Mohamed Salah of Basel with regularity and are ready to move for him in January, according to Simon Jones of the Daily Mail.

    The report indicates that Basel will sell for around £15 million after the wide forward's sizzling displays in the Champions League this season.

    The Egypt international has also been watched by Spurs and Chelsea.

Martin Montoya Also Targeted by Former Liverpool Manager

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    Mon, 9 Dec 

    Liverpool have already been acknowledged to be one of the clubs considering a move for Barcelona full-back Martin Montoya, but now TalkSPORT has reported that Napoli are ready to sign him.

    The right-back is out of contract next summer and will likely have his pick of top sides around Europe if he opts not to sign a new deal with the Catalan club.

    TalkSPORT also report that Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre flew to Spain to try and seal a deal at the end of November.

'New Mesut Ozil' a Reds Target

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    Mon, 9 Dec

    Liverpool and Arsenal are intent on signing Hakan Calhanoglu, reports Ben Jefferson of the Express.

    The Hamburger SV midfielder is reportedly not for sale, though a big enough price might convince his club to part with their starlet. Just 19 years of age, he is quickly becoming a big player for his team and, as evidenced by the above video, has developed a reputation of scoring spectacular set-pieces.

    The attacker has naturally earned comparisons with Mesut Ozil, being a talented Turkish playmaker.