Two head for the exit door at Liverpool as Chelsea and Man City close in on targets

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Fabio Borini, who spent a season on loan at Sunderland, is expected to leave Liverpool before next week’s transfer deadline.

That’s the news coming out of Anfield today as Reds boss Brendan Rodgers reshapes his squad (Liverpool Echo)

He’s not the only one on his way out: Serbia winger Lazar Markovic, a £20m signing from Benfica last summer, is joining Fenerbahce on a season-long loan. (Daily Mail)

Former Newcastle, QPR and Man City midfielder Joey Barton has described Burnley boss Sean Dyche as “the most impressive guy I’ve sat in front of for a long, long time”, after becoming the club’s seventh summer signing. (Lancashire Telegraph)

But West Ham United striker Andy Carroll, who played alongside Barton at Newcastle, has missed out on a move to Sevilla in La Liga. (Daily Mail)

Elsewhere, the big clubs are still looking to complete deals which will enhance their championship prospects.

Kevin de Bruyne is expected to earn about £200,000 a week when the Belgium midfielder finally completes his move from Wolfsburg to Manchester City. (Telegraph)

Chelsea will pursue signing France midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus over the remainder of the transfer window. (Independent)

England defender John Stones was targeted by Everton fans at his home in Widnes after handing in a transfer request and is now staying in a hotel. (Sun)

Representatives of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea are increasingly confident the Spain international will join Real Madrid by the end of the transfer window. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea and Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi is wanted by Turkish club Besiktas. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham have made a bid for Nottingham Forest defender Michael Mancienne. (Nottingham Post)

Stoke forward Jon Walters wants to stay with the Potters and extend his contract beyond next summer. A £1.5m offer was Norwich was rejected by Stoke last week. (Stoke Sentinel)

Former Everton manager Howard Kendall hopes current Toffees boss Roberto Martinez adds another defender and also strengthens the squad elsewhere. (Liverpool Echo)

Brighton defender Glen Rea is on the verge of completing a loan move to Southend until the beginning of January. (Argus)

QPR’s Brazilian midfielder Sandro is returning to the club after work permit issues were resolved. (GetWestLondon)