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Thursday's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup: Georginio Wijnaldum, Yves Bissouma, David Alaba

Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Thursday, January 14.

The January transfer window is now open, with Liverpool continuing to be linked with a host of big names.

Jurgen Klopp has been forced to contend with a crippling injury crisis during the first half of the season, leading to speculation that the Premier League champions could move for a new defender this month.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Anfield.

Thursday morning's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup:

Ronald Koeman 'confident over deals for Georginio Wijnaldum, Memphis Depay'

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum pictured in September 2020© Reuters

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is reportedly confident that his club will sign both Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum and Lyon's Memphis Depay on free transfers this summer.

Wijnaldum has still not penned a new deal with Liverpool, meaning that the Netherlands international is currently free to discuss terms with foreign clubs over a move.

Memphis, meanwhile, will also see his contract at Lyon expire at the end of the start of July, and the attacker is widely expected to seek pastures new, with Barca thought to be in the driving seat.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Koeman is confident that both players will arrive at Camp Nou at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

A recent report claimed that Wijnaldum wanted to stay with Jurgen Klopp's side but was not prepared to accept the offer currently on the table as it did not meet his salary expectations.

Memphis, who came close to moving to Barca last summer, has again been in impressive form for his French club during the current season, scoring 11 times in 19 appearances in Ligue 1.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool target Yves Bissouma 'to finish season at Brighton & Hove Albion'

Yves Bissouma in action for Brighton on December 16, 2020© Reuters

In-demand midfielder Yves Bissouma will reportedly finish the season at Brighton & Hove Albion before potentially leaving the club during the summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old has been in impressive form for the Seagulls during the 2020-21 campaign, making 17 appearances in all competitions, and his form is said to have attracted the attention of a number of clubs.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool have all been linked with the midfielder, who has a contract with Graham Potter's side until the summer of 2023.

According to Foot Mercato, there is January interest in Bissouma, but the Mali international is expected to finish the 2020-21 campaign at the Amex before potentially leaving this summer.

The report claims that the player's entourage would rather that he left in the next transfer window, where more opportunities could be presented.

Bissouma, who joined Brighton from Lille in 2018, is also said to be attracting the attention of Monaco.

More transfer news from Liverpool:

Liverpool 'not interested in signing Bayern Munich's David Alaba'
A report claims that Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, who is set to become a free agent in the summer, is not a transfer target for Liverpool. Read more.

Fabinho: Mohamed Salah is "very happy" at Liverpool
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho can understand why Mohamed Salah continues to be linked with an Anfield exit, but cannot see his teammate departing. Read more.


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