Real step up chase for Liverpool’s Suarez and Balotelli and Alonso could join Chelsea

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LIVERPOOL are likely to face another stiff challenge to hang on to the services of Luis Suarez this winter.

Real Madrid are plotting a January move for striker Suarez, 26, by offering Liverpool £20m plus fellow forward Karim Benzema, 25 – Full story: Daily Star

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, 23, could be reunited with his former Inter boss Jose Mourinho in a shock move to Chelsea – Full story: Daily Express

Chelsea are believed to be targeting a move for Real Madrid’s former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, 31, when he becomes available for a free transfer next year – Full story: London Evening Standard

Celtic and Everton are on alert after Spartak Moscow revealed they will listen to offers for Irish winger Aiden McGeady, 27 –

Full story: Daily Star

Toronto manager Ryan Nelsen, who spent a short spell at Tottenham in the latter stages of his career, has confirmed his interest in taking Spurs striker Jermain Defoe, 31, to the MLS – Full story: Sky Sports

Southampton are ready to keep it in the family by snapping up Victor Wanyama’s brother - Inter Milan midfielder McDonald Mariga, 26, in January – Full story: Daily Mirror

Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs has indicated he would welcome the chance to sign Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 24, and Chelsea attacker Kevin De Bruyne, 22 – Full story: Sky Sports

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are in the running for Basel winger Mohamed Salah, 21, but the Swiss club are likely to demand £15m for him in January – Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, 28, insists he has no plans to leave Anfield despite telling a television channel in his native Denmark he would consider an exit if he does not play – Full story: ESPN

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says he is undecided about signing former Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun, 33, who had been scheduled to have a trial at Loftus Road – Full story: Fulham Chronicle