Liverpool duo offered a way out of Anfield

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Liverpool duo Lucas Leiva and Ryan Babel will be offered paths out of the club as Sevilla and Juventus are lining up January bids, according to the Daily Mail and Talksport respectively.

Sevilla are looking for a replacement for Tiberio Guarente after he was ruled out for the rest of the season while Juve need more firepower in their bid to close the gap on Serie A leaders AC Milan.

Liverpool are looking to sell in order to fund the signings of new players and Lucas and Babel are at the top of the list of players to sell.

The likes of Johan Elmander, Eden Hazard, Mirko Vucinic and Yann M’Vila have all been linked with move to Anfield and would be expensive signings.

Liverpool’s new owner John W Henry has insisted he will make funds available for Roy Hodgson to bring in one ‘world class player’ to the Merseyside club.

However, any other purchases the club wants to make will have to be funded by selling a couple of players.

Sevilla have reportedly enquired about Lucas’ availability and are currently waiting for a response from Liverpool’s hierarchy, although Inter Milan are also interested.

Babel, meanwhile, has admirers in Italy and, after seeing possible moves to Birmingham and West Ham fall through in the summer, could be on his way out of the Premier League in January.

Juventus and Lazio are currently monitoring the Duthcman’s situation and are readying offers for the Liverpool winger.

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