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LIVERPOOL EYE ADRIANO
Nope, not the chunky Brazilian striker who once banged in the goals for Inter (whatever happened to him?), but Barcelona left-back Adriano Correia.

The 29-year-old has been forced to play second fiddle to Jordi Alba at the Nou Camp, but Brendan Rodgers sees as him as the ideal solution to his left-back problem, according to TalkSPORT.

'The Reds have struggled to find a consist option on the left side of their defence, with Jose Enrique and loan signing Aly Cissokho failing to hold down a regular role this term,' they report.

'Now reports in Spain suggest Barcelona's Brazilian flyer Adriano is the man being lined up for a switch to Anfield in the summer.

'It's claimed that Rodgers is willing to offer £6million to get the 29-year-old out of Barca at the end of the campaign, with a deal on the cards.'


AND MENEZ COULD BE ON HIS WAY TOO
Ooh, this would be exciting. With Jeremy Menez's contract set to expire in the summer, it's thought that Liverpool have jumped to the front of the queue to sign the PSG winger.

The 26-year-old has made only six starts in Ligue 1 this season despite playing a key role in the squad over the last couple of years.

According to the Daily Express: 'Liverpool were were linked with a move for Menez during the winter window and could renew their interest in the summer if PSG decide to let his contract run out.

'However, the Reds will have to fend off interest from Bayer Leverkusen as they start to look for a potential replacement for Sidney Sam.'

Menez sounds pretty unsure about his future, saying recently: "We talked about an extension, but it was not sorted out.

"I have three months remaining on my contract at PSG, we will see what will happen at the end of the season."


UNITED TO OFFER DE GEA NEW DEAL
According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester United will offer David De Gea a bumper new deal in a bid to ward off interest from Real Madrid.

'De Gea's current contract expires in two years and United are keen to secure their Spanish goalkeeper on an improved deal worth around £90,000 a week,' report the Mirror.

'Reports from Spain have linked Real Madrid with a summer move for £25million-rated De Gea.

'Barcelona, who are losing keeper Victor Valdes at the end of this season, are also tracking him, but have all but agreed a deal for Borussia Monchengladbach keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, leaving way clear for Madrid to make a move for De Gea.'


DE JONG WANTS TO STAY
He might still be searching for his first Newcastle goal, but Luuk De Jong has set his sights on securing a permanent move to the club in the summer.

"Of course, that is what I want," the Borussia Moenchengladbach striker told Sky Sports.

"I want to show myself in the Premier League and Newcastle is a fantastic club, and it would be great for me to sign a long contract here.

"I really like it here, everyone is really helping me - when I came in, I knew a few players like Tim (Krul), Vernon (Anita) and Cheick Tiote from FC Twente - so it is nice they are here too."


AND THE REST
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