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Liverpool plot £10m Dutch international raid - reports

De Jong linked with Reds switch. (©PAphotos)
De Jong linked with Reds switch. (©PAphotos).

Liverpool are being linked with a January move for Dutch international striker Luuk de Jong.

The FC Twente forward has been earning rave reviews in the Eredivisie, scoring seven goals in just eight games so far this term, helping his side to third in the table behind AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven.

His performances haven't gone unnoticed across Europe, and The Guardian claims Liverpool are preparing a £10 million January move for the 21-year-old.

De Jong's form has also earned international recognition, with Burt van Marwijk handing the player an international debut in February. The striker has made three appearances, scoring his first for the Dutch in a 2-0 Euro 2012 qualifier in Finland.

Liverpool spent big on strikers in January, raiding the Eredivisie for Ajax striker Luis Suarez, as well as bringing England international Andy Carroll to Anfield for a combined fee of over £55 million.


 

Despite the addition of Craig Bellamy on deadline day in August, Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is still thought to feel short of options in the attacking position on Merseyside, and is expected to return to the transfer market at the next available opportunity.

De Jong is the latest name to be placed in the Liverpool frame, although strikers Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha have also been mentioned as possible targets.

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