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Liverpool and Chelsea plot big midfield signing for January transfer window

Struggling Premier League giants Liverpool and Chelsea plan to land key midfield additions before the end of this month, according to reports.

The Daily Mail claims that the Blues are interested in bringing Brighton & Hove Albion star Moises Caicedo to Stamford Bridge before the winter transfer window closes.

According to the Mirror, Liverpool are considering a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers ace Ruben Neves, with manager Jurgen Klopp a huge admirer of the Portugal international midfielder.

The German recently claimed that the £43 million spent on the acquisition of Dutch forward Cody Gakpo is Liverpool’s entire January transfer budget, ruling out any other signing this month as a result.

However, Neves has just 18 months left on his contract at Molineux, and this month could be the best time for Wolves to do business as getting him to sign an extension is proving tricky.

Liverpool have lost six league games in 2022-23, drawing four of the 18 games they have played, and they badly need midfield reinforcements.

The Merseysiders are currently ninth in the table, and they are likely to miss out on the Champions League and even European football if they fail to strengthen in the middle of the park.

Neves could be the man to help rejuvenate Klopp’s side during the second half of the campaign, but it is unknown whether the club will pursue his signature now or wait until summer.

Chelsea are another side that need to shake things up if they want to be in Europe’s elite competition next season.

The Blues are 10th in the league table after 19 games, and they have signed Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile and David Datro Fofana, while Joao Felix has joined on loan from Atletico Madrid.

However, with N’Golo Kante absent due to a long-term injury, Caicedo has been identified as a replacement.

The Frenchman will be leaving the London club sooner or later, and the Brighton midfielder can be his perfect like-for-like successor.

The Ecuador international still has three years left on his current contract, so it will take a massive bid from the Blues if a reunion between Caicedo and Potter is to happen this month.

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