Liverpool have just seven days to complete second transfer before new rules are enforced

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Liverpool are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Stefan Bajcetic from Celta Vigo, but face a race against time to get a deal over the line. The Reds aren’t expected to be busy in the January transfer window despite a host of injuries Jurgen Klopp has had to deal with this season so far.

Long-term injuries to Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk have left Klopp short of senior options in defence with Joel Matip and Fabinho the current first choices.

Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips have also stepped in on occasions this season, but reports have suggested that Liverpool are not looking to bring in more cover in January.

However, the club are still spending their time over the festive period looking to bolster the academy.

It was revealed on Tuesday that Liverpool had struck a deal with Birmingham to sign 15-year-old Calum Scanlon.

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The teenager, who can play at left-back or in midfield, then confirmed on social media that he had completed his switch to Liverpool, in a deal said to be worth £500,000.

“Happy to sign with Liverpool FC,” he wrote on Instagram.

“A big thank you to Birmingham City and everyone who has helped me progress to this point, but as of today I start a new chapter. The hard work continues, let’s go!”

And Liverpool have now moved their attention to signing Bajcetic, according to the Liverpool Echo.


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It is claimed talks are already taking place between Liverpool and Celta Vigo regarding a move for the young centre-back.

The report also states that Liverpool are confident they can strike an agreement despite interest from Manchester United.

However, they must conclude a deal before the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on January 1.

The Football Association confirmed earlier this month that Premier League and EFL clubs would not be able to sign foreign players under the age of 18 post-Brexit.

The new regulations will also see teams restricted to signing no more than three players under the age of 21 in any single transfer window.

It means Liverpool have just a week to complete a deal to sign Bajcetic, who has impressed at youth level in Spain.

Klopp has not been afraid of giving youth players a chance in the first team with the likes of Rhys Williams, Neco Williams and Curtis Jones all impressing this campaign.

Jones in particular has been a regular in Liverpool’s starting line-up and put in a man-of-the-match performance against Tottenham earlier this month.

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