Liverpool round-up: Teixeira may head to China, latest on Markovic as Sturridge returns to training

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

Liverpool could miss out on their main target from the January transfer window altogether, according to the Daily Mail, who say that Shakhtar Donetsk's Alex Teixeira is in line for a move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning in a £35 million deal.

They say the Reds refused to pay in excess of £30 million for the player after pursuing the Brazilian for a couple of weeks as Liverpool found it difficult dealing with the Ukrainian side, despite the player going on record stating his desire for a move to Merseyside.

Teams in the Chinese league are still able to make signings because their transfer window doesn't close until February 26.

Elsewhere, the Independent has picked up on reports that Fenerbahce will not be allowed to sign Lazar Markovic in the summer, with the Serbian set to return to Merseyside.

They cite a report from Turkish newspaper Sabah saying that Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to let the Serbian stay in Turkey - claiming Liverpool have monitored every game this season and will not sell him even for the price he was bought - £20 million.

At home, Daniel Sturridge has returned to training after last being seen in action for the Reds in a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United at the start of December.

The Guardian reports that he still has a little way to go until he can return to first team action after insistence from manager Jurgen Kloppp that the forward has to participate in 10 to 12 consecutive training sessions. 

Sturridge was in training with the members of the Liverpool side who hadn't participated in the defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday night. 

Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho are due to return to training today as they bid to return after a spell on the sidelines. 

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