Everton and Liverpool transfer rumours rated: Juventus want Allan, Barcelona keen on Divock Origi in January

We round up the latest gossip coming out of both halves of Merseyside and give our verdict on how likely each deal is to happen.

Juve weighing up Allan move

Everton midfielder Allan. Picture: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

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Allan is wanted by Juventus in the January transfer window, it has been claimed by Italian football journalist Fabio Santini while speaking on TV network 7 Gold.

The midfielder has started the season in fine form for Everton and forged an excellent partnership alongside Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Allan was purchased from Napoli for around £20 million in the summer of 2020.

But Juve boss wants to bring the Brazilian back to Serie A following the Old Lady's lacklustre opening to the campaign.

It's also said that Aaron Ramsey could be included in the deal.

- Rumour rated: there has already been concern about the quality of depth behind Allan and Doucoure - so getting rid in January wouldn't make sense.

If the Toffees maintain their charge at European football, allowing a key player to exit would be a huge blow.

In addition, would Everton, realistically, make a profit on what they paid for the 30-year-old? Probably not.

And would Ramsey be able to fulfil Allan's shielding role? Not a chance.

Origi on Barca’s target list

Liverpool forward Divock Origi. Picture: PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images

Divock Origi is a potential target for Barcelona in January - if Catalan-based newspaper Sport are to be believed.

The Liverpool striker has found himself behind Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino in the pecking order at Anfield this season.

He's made four appearances so far, scoring one goal.

It's said that Barca have between £12-21 million to spend on a forward.

- Rumour rated: with the La Liga giants cash-strapped, they're going to have to do things on the cheap if they're to recruit.

Certainly, Barca have been in need of a number nine while Sergio Aguero has been injured. Luuk De Jong has been brought in on loan from Sevilla while Memphis Depay isn't a natural striker.

But Klopp does value Origi around his squad even though he's on the fringes. The fact the Belgian started - and impressed - against AC Milan in the Champions League speaks of how highly he's thought of.

It could very much depend on if there is a bid, how much that bid is and if the Reds then thought they could use the cash for better use.

Blues battling trio for teenager

Everton are monitoring Getafe midfielder John Patrick, according to teamTALK.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who stands at 6ft 4in, made eight appearances for the La Liga outfit last season and has linked up with Getafe's B team this term.

Patrick, who was born in Spain but eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland, is out of contract at the end of the season.

Manchester United, Leeds and Burnley are also in the mix for the teenager.

- Rumour rated: planning for the future and unearthing a gem is a key part of recruitment.

It's an approach that Everton have taken in recent years. Jarrad Branthwaite was snapped up by Carlisle as a 17-year-old, while Francis Okoronkwo, 16, joined the academy from Sunderland last month.

Having already played six top-flight matches in Spain, Patrick appears to have a bright future ahead.

If he's available for a cut-price fee then it'd be a low-risk, high-reward move.

Reds maintain interest in defender

Gleison Bremer in action for Torino. Picture: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Liverpool remain interested in Gleison Bremer, as per Italian outlet Calciomercato.

The centre-back's contract at Torino expires in 2023 and he won't extend his stay.

Bremer's situation has alerted the Reds and they were monitoring him during last season's defensive crisis.

Both Man Utd and Man City are also keeping tabs on the 24-year-old.

Torino could look to sell rather than risk losing Bremer for free.

- Rumour rated: doesn't Jurgen Klopp have enough central defenders at Anfield?

Ibrahima Konate was signed for £36 million to add to Liverpool's options of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Nat Phillips, while Ben Davies is on loan at Preston.

Perhaps if the Reds were to shift on Phillips and Davies then Bremer might become more of a concrete option. But, as things stand, a centre-half is not what's required.