Liverpool star to leave while Newcastle cult figure wanted by Forest

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Liverpool have invested heavily in their squad during the summer, but it appears their transfer business is not over yet.

Indeed, it now appears Brendan Rodgers is looking to trim his squad, with two players linked with an Anfield departure today.

Many other clubs have also made the headlines, including Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton, as speculation begins to increase ahead of the closure of the transfer window.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva looks set to leave the club, with Juventus interested. (Daily Express)

However, the Reds may struggle to offload controversial striker Mario Balotelli, who is due a six-figure loyalty bonus is he remains with the club when the transfer window closes. (Daily Mirror)

Former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi is wanted by Nottingham Forest. (The Times)

Celtic are closing in on the signing of Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan, who is a target of their Glasgow rivals Rangers. (Daily Express)

The Gazette today reported that Sunderland have held talks with Liverpool about re-signing Fabio Borini on loan.

Man United are set to face defeat in their pursuit of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, who is expected to sign a new contract with the Spanish giants next week. (The Guardian)

Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is set to join Villarreal after flying out to Spain. (The Guardian)

West Ham United are considering moves for 12 strikers, among them Man United’s Javier Hernandez and Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor. (London Evening Standard)

With Leighton Baines out injured for the next three months, Everton are lining up a move for Dynamo Moscow left-back Alexander Buttner, formerly of Man United. (Daily Mail)

Leicester City have beaten Schalke to the £3million signing of Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler. (Sky Italia)

Queens Park Rangers are closing in on the £1.5million signing of Bolton Wanderers defender Tim Ream. (NBC Sports)

Aston Villa target Jose Fonte is not for sale, insists Southampton manager Ronald Koeman. (Southern Daily Echo)

Bournemouth have made a £5.5million bid for Napoli midfielder Jonathan de Guzman, formerly of Swansea City. (The Sun)

Southampton are confident of signing Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk in this transfer window. (Daily Record)