Liverpool set to bid £50m while Man United target La Liga star

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THIS season has been one to forget so far for Liverpool, who have struggled to cope with life without Luis Suarez.

However, according to a report in one of today’s newspapers, they are ready to splash the cash to catch up with those ahead of them.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, though, with Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea among the other clubs to feature.

Liverpool are ready to bid £50m for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. (Daily Express)

Man United will target Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi if they fail to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels. (Daily Express)

Tottenham and Liverpool both want to land Porto striker Jackson Martinez in January. (Metro)

Liverpool see Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph as a long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says the club will not be able to sign Galatasaray’s Wesley Sneijder because of his wage demands. (FourFourTwo)

Man United are prepared to spend £30m in January to strengthen their defence and midfield. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea target Diego Godin has dismissed reports of a move away from Atletico Madrid. (Daily Star)

Carlton Cole wants to stay at West Ham United, despite being out of favour. (London Evening Standard)

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade is expecting a busy January transfer window for his club. (Wales Online)

Steven Gerrard has urged Raheem Sterling to sign a new contract at Liverpool. (Daily Telegraph)

Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to sign attacking midfielder Gudmundur Thorarinsson from Norwegian side Sarpsborg 08. (Birmingham Mail)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.