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Liverpool transfer news: Mane replacement lined up, Klopp gives up on £26m target as key man dismisses PSG move

It promises to be a busy old January transfer window for Liverpool, with manager Jurgen Klopp likely to be exploring his options to strengthen his squad.

The Reds were going well up until this weekend, with their capitulation against Bournemouth in a 4-3 defeat seeing them fall four points adrift of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Klopp will also face the headache of losing Sadio Mane to the Africa Cup of Nations in January, and so the German tactician could act to replace the influential forward.

According to The Sun, Quincy Promes has emerged as the top target for Liverpool, and a move could have moved a step closer to happening after Spartak Moscow signed Aleksandr Samedov which could pave a clear path for the Dutchman to move to Anfield.

With key clashes in January coupled with the absence of Philippe Coutinho, Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool need attacking reinforcements and it appears as though Promes could fit the bill as he is seen as an ideal player to slip into Klopp’s preferred system and style of play.

However, one player that might not be heading to Merseyside is talented Borussia Monchengladbach starlet Mahmoud Dahoud.

The Liverpool Echo report that the Reds could be ready to give up on the German Under-21 ace, as per Goal, but that’s in contrast to reports in Germany with Bild claiming that the Premier League giants are ready to splash out £26m on him in January with Gladbach set to sell if the player rejects a new contract offer.

In turn, it remains unclear at this stage what will happen with Dahoud, but one thing that is certain is that Adam Lallana has no intention of quitting the club.

Asked by Sky Sports if he would like to play abroad given the recent speculation of a £50m bid from PSG, Lallana is clearly not even entertaining the idea.

“I love it here at the minute, especially since the manager has come in,” he said. “We have each other’s trust and you don’t always get that at clubs. The thought of leaving Liverpool has never entered my mind.”

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