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Tuesday's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup: Dayot Upamecano, Sepp van den Berg, David Alaba

Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Tuesday, January 12.

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.

Tuesday morning's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup:

Bayern Munich 'in advanced talks to sign RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano'

Dayot Upamecano in action for RB Leipzig on October 28, 2020© Reuters

Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in signing RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano this month, with talks currently at an advanced stage.

The German champions are understood to have accepted that versatile defender David Alaba will leave the club when his contract expires in the summer.

Marca reports that Bayern have identified Upamecano as the ideal replacement for the Austrian international and would be keen on acquiring the defender in January.

German journalist Alfred Draxler has also revealed that Hansi Flick's side are interested in the Frenchman and that talks have been held.

"I know that Bayern have been in contact with Upamecano's agent and that talks are advanced," Draxler told Sport 1.

Upamecano, who is understood to have a €42m (£40m) release clause, has made 14 appearances in the Bundesliga this season and has played five times in the Champions League.

Liverpool 'prepared to let Sepp van den Berg leave in January'

Sepp van den Berg in action for Liverpool on December 17, 2019© Reuters

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to allow out-of-favour defender Sepp van den Berg to leave the club on loan in the January transfer window.

The teenage centre-back is yet to line up in Jurgen Klopp's team this season despite injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

The likes of Nat Phillips, Rhys Williams and makeshift centre-back Fabinho are all preferred to Van den Berg, whose only appearances this season have come for the Under-23s team.

According to Goal, Liverpool chiefs will not stand in the 19-year-old's way if he wants to secure a temporary move away this month.

The report adds that the Dutch centre-back has garnered interest from several teams across Europe, with clubs in Belgium, Switzerland and Germany already holding talks with Liverpool over a January move.

Van den Berg - who was an unused substitute in September's EFL Cup win over Lincoln City - has already made four appearances for the senior Liverpool side.

More transfer news from Liverpool:

Liverpool 'will not spend big on a new centre-back this month'
Liverpool are reportedly not looking to spend big money on a new central defender this month, despite injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. Read more.


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