Liverpool send scouts to watch Atletico Madrid star

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Liverpool have reportedly sent scouts to run the rule over Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan as manager Brendan Rodgers makes plans for the January transfer window.

The Turkey international is a self-confessed Liverpool fan and, it would seem, may be offered the opportunity to realise his ambition and move to Anfield in the New Year.

According to talkSPORT, Liverpool boss Rodgers posted representatives to take a look at Turan during Turkey's World Cup qualifier with Romania, which they lost to Romania in Istanbul on Friday.

Turan only joined Atletico from Galatasaray for €12 million last year as the Madrid club invested the money gained following the sale of Sergio Aguero to Manchester City.

The 25-year-old winger, however, may yet leave the Vicente Calderón after just 18 months with the club, should Liverpool formalise their interest in the transfer window.

Turan fuelled rumours last week when he was pictured wearing a Liverpool shirt with the name and number of compatriot and Anfield star Nuri Sahin on the back, and a Merseyside move could be on the cards.

Rodgers is on the lookout for creative reinforcements, although the priority for Liverpool surely remains the recruitment of another goalscorer.

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