Liverpool transfer round-up: Hernandez emerges as summer target, hopes of Teixeira move fading

Javier Hernandez celebrates goal for Mexico

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.

Liverpool are targeting former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez for a summer move, according to a report in The Times

The paper says the Reds have held an interest in signing the Mexican since the summer of 2014 when the 27-year-old turned down a move to Anfield.

However, the Bayer Leverkusen striker has been in great form in the Bundesliga this season scoring 19 goals in 23 matches which has caused Liverpool along with other Premier League clubs to show their interest in the forward - but a fee could be in excess of £20 million. 

It seems that a lot of Jurgen Klopp's transfer business will take place in the summer with the Daily Mail saying moves for Udinese's Piotr Zielinski, Schalke's Joel Matip and Leicester City's Ben Chilwell are on the cards.

The paper also says that the Reds are prepared to let the contract of Jerome Sinclair run down until the summer and take a compensation fee for the striker if they do not receive the £3 million they are currently asking for. 

The one signing that Liverpool looked as if they could make this month seems to be fading with the Liverpool Echo reporting that Shakhtar Donetsk's Alex Teixieira may remain elusive - with little progress being made in discussions between the two clubs, and the Reds have yet to increase their £24.5 million offer.

Liverpool are unwilling to match their £38 million valuation for the Brazilian, who has been trying to force through a move. Jurgen Klopp is said to be at ease with Liverpool's stance in trying to capture the player's signature. 

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