Jurgen Klopp is ready to flex his financial muscle at Liverpool with January moves for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gabriel Barbosa.
Sport Bild (via talkSPORT) has claimed that the Reds boss has a £40m transfer warchest available to him in the winter transfer window, and wants the Merseysiders' owners to sanction deals for the Arsenal winger and Inter Milan forward respectively.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has increasingly been linked with a move to Anfield since the window re-opened at the turn of the year, while Barbosa may look to try his hand in the Premier League after struggling for playing time in Serie A.
Klopp was reported to have drawn up a list of six wingers that he would look to target in January, but that list now appears to have been whittled down to a top two of potential signings.
Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt was one of the names supposedly present on Klopp's list, but a move for the 20-year-old is thought to be much more likely in the summer window, while interest is also retained in RB Leipzig's Emil Forsberg despite no bid being forthcoming.
A possible deal for Spartak Moscow's Quincy Promes has also been downplayed by the ex-Borussia Dortmund manager in recent days.
That leaves Oxlade-Chamberlain and Barbosa as prime candidates for Klopp to chase with 20 days of the winter window still remaining, though it remains to be seen whether the Gunners or Nerazzurri would be willing to entertain offers for the pair.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been a regular under manager Arsene Wenger this term, but has been rotated in and out of the starting lineup throughout the campaign despite increasing the efficiency and regularity of his end product at the Emirates. With Liverpool and Arsenal both vying for a Champions League qualification spot in England's top flight, though, Wenger would likely not enter discussions over potentially strengthening a rival by allowing the 23-year-old to head North.
Barbosa, meanwhile, only joined Inter last summer but has found it difficult to adapt to life in Milan - a key reason behind his lack of form and game time for the San Siro-based club.
The 20-year-old has only made three brief appearances for Stefano Pioli's side this term but, regardless of that, it is thought that Liverpool are much more likely to succeed in enquiring about a potential loan than an outright permanent transfer.
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