Mourinho was critical of a largely second-string side after the dramatic defeat at Ashton Gate on Wednesday, albeit without naming players directly, and it is understood he now wants to bolster his options while preferably making sales.
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The Italian is more content with his squad than in September - and again mentioned the progress of 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu - but says they will buy if the right deal becomes available. We must be ready to face them while, at the same time, be ready to be focused and go game by game.
He also stated he still wants to improve the depth of his squad.“A difficult period is starting, especially for every club, for every coach. We play every three days, so it's not right that these rumours disturb us.”Liverpool will go in for Monaco's £90m-rated Thomas Lemar in January, as they attempt to bolster their chances of securing a top-four spot, and beat Arsenal to the French international's signature Jürgen Klopp has a longstanding interest in the 22-year-old forward, and the belief at Anfield is that his first choice is Liverpool, even though Arsenal came close to signing him in August.“Of course I do (want him to stay).
With Barcelona ready to pay in the region of £133m for the Brazilian, Liverpool have been working on finding his replacement in the background.
According to Yahoo Sport, Liverpool have held talks with Lemar and the France international is keen on a move to Anfield.
“The significance of this is when we want to show indifference we tend to shrug both shoulders.
The German side are pushing hard for a deal to be done in January, but the Swiss club want to keep the 22-year-old for the rest of the campaign, the paper said.
Manchester City’s main transfer target this January will be a centre-half, with Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk currently the top option, although the club also want to sign a number-six and a forward - still likely Alexis Sanchez - over the next six months.
With Christmas approaching the excitement does not stop there as the January transfer window is just around the corner.
An embarrassment of big names are out of contract in January so there will be plenty of clubs trying to snatch cut-price deals while the usual suspects will be targeted by the biggest clubs in Europe.