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Transfer news and rumours: Brendan Rodgers closing in on £8m signing of Ezequiel Lavezzi from PSG


Ezequiel Lavezzi has been linked with a January move to England

Ezequiel Lavezzi has been linked with a January move to England

Ezequiel Lavezzi has been linked with a January move to England

Liverpool have been handed a massive boost in their bid to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi.

According to The Mirror, the Ligue 1 giants are willing to let him go and are lining up Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan as his replacement.

The Reds are long-term admirers of the Argentina international, having lost out to PSG in their attempts to sign him from Napoli in 2012.

Now, however, Lavezzi could finally arrive at Anfield for just £8 million, with PSG looking to offload the 29-year-old in January.

Liverpool forward Fabio Borini will not be leaving the club during the January transfer window, according to the player's agent.

Talksport reports that Borini has struggled to nail down a first-team spot at Anfield this season, making just nine appearances in the Premier League.

That has led to increased speculation that the Italian may be set to leave Liverpool during January, in an attempt to earn more playing time.

Numerous Serie A clubs have expressed an interest, while Sunderland had a bid accepted in the summer only for Borini to turn down the chance of a move.

And, according to Borini's agent, Marco De Marchi, the 23-year-old is set to turn down a transfer again and will stay at Anfield.

Alan Pardew wants Liverpool defender Jose Enrique to join Crystal Palace's relegation battle.

Pardew, the new Palace manager, has made an inquiry for the Spanish defender and is keen to offer him regular football at Selhurst Park.

Enrique, 28, has had limited first-team opportunities for the last two seasons under Brendan Rodgers and Palace have identified a left-back as a priority position in the January transfer window.

Pardew will also consider Swansea City's Neil Taylor as an alternative target but has asked Liverpool if they would be prepared to loan Enrique out for the rest of the season.

Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa will reject a move to Arsenal or Chelsea in favour of a return to old club Liverpool, according to The Express.

The 31-year-old is said to be frustrated at his lack of first-team opportunities with the Spanish giants having only started five La Liga matches.

The former Spain international has reportedly told friends that he is seeking a move away from the club this month and fancies a switch to his former club.

Meanwhile, Martin Skrtel has opened talks over a new deal as Liverpool look to tie down senior players.

The Mail and Guardian say Liverpool are keen to tie the defender, whose contract expires next summer, to a fresh deal.

Liverpool have confirmed the sale of ex-Stoke loanee Oussama Assaidi to Al-Ahli.

As reported in The Star, the Dubai-based club have agreed to pay Liverpool £4.7m for the Moroccan winger.

Liverpool could sell Mario Balotelli this month to fund a double move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain and Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

The Express reports that the Italian striker has struggled for form since joining in the summer, and PSG are supposedly interested in taking him off Liverpool's hands.