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Would you like a £30m transfer rumour to wash the bad taste of last night out of your mouth?

Of course you would!

Caught Offside - via Mundo Deportivo. - report that Liverpool could target Ajax centre-back Perr Schuurs to solve their defensive crisis.

Schuurs, who featured against the Reds in the Champions League group stage, is valued at £30m.

The 20-year-old has broken into the Ajax first-team this season and has drawn comparisons to Matthijs de Ligt.

Chris Beesley will be with you shortly but in the meantime, here are a selection of our latest stories.