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Transfer talk: European big guns eye Adam Lallana as Jose Mourinho makes summer plans

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Lallana in action during Liverpool's EFL Cup semi-final first leg defeat to Southampton on Wednesday
Lallana in action during Liverpool's EFL Cup semi-final first leg defeat to Southampton on Wednesday

A host of European heavyweights are said to be interested in the Liverpool midfielder while Manchester United may not be active in the January transfer window.

Lallana's performances for Liverpool this season have drawn the attentions of Barcelona and Juventus, who have joined Paris St Germain in expressing an interest in the midfielder, writes The Times.

The Daily Express claims West Bromwich Albion will offer £14million plus wantaway forward Saido Berahino in exchange for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke.

Tiemoue Bakayoko has risen to the top of Jose Mourinho's summer wishlist, with the Red Devils manager prepared to pay £40million for the Monaco midfielder, according to the Daily Star.

Bakayoko in action against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League

West Ham are finally set to land Brentford's Ireland-qualified striker Scott Hogan in a deal worth £15million, having had three recent bids turned down, says The Sun.

Arsene Wenger will not sanction a loan move for centre-back Per Mertesacker as the German defender closes in on a return from the injury that has kept him out all season, according to the Daily Mirror.

Sunderland boss David Moyes looks likely to miss out on the signing of his former Man United player Tom Cleverley as the Everton midfielder looks set to join Watford on loan until the end of the season.

The Daily Mail say that current Black Cats winger Adnan Januzaj, who is on loan from Man Utd, is on the radar of Ligue 1 club Lyon - who have also been linked with a move for out-of-favour Old Trafford forward Memphis Depay.

One player who looks set to stay in Mourinho's squad is Marouane Fellaini, after the Portuguese coach triggered an extension in the Belgian's contract to keep the midfielder at the club until 2018.