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Liverpool could be set for disappointment in their pursuit of Spanish starlet Dani Ceballos as it emerges that Serie A giants AC Milan could be looking to upstage all their rivals.

Ceballos was linked with a lot of European clubs while he was making waves at Real Betis. From the Premier League, Liverpool were credited with the biggest interest as early as in 2015, while rivals Arsenal were also interested.

AC Milan also wanted the highly-rated midfielder to join their big-bucks revolution at San Siro while there was also steep interest from Catalan giants Barcelona. However, all the clubs were usurped in the chase as Real Madrid signed the player in the summer. That was supposed to be the end of the saga, at least for now.

That was not to be and latest reports from Sport (h/t talkSPORT) indicate that Milan are not deterred by the signing and once again try in the January transfer window.

Ceballos was a sensation at the Under-21 European Championship with Spain and was named as UEFA’s U-21 Europe Player of the Tournament. That was enough to spark a mayhem among the chasing clubs that eventually ended in Real Madrid’s favour.

The 21-year-old midfielder emerged from the Betis academy during the 2013/14 season and made more than 100 appearances for the club. At the Santiago Bernabeu, Ceballos has made six appearances so far for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

His route to the first team is not straightforward as he faces tough competition from the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro for a starting role, which could lead to a lack of playing time. Milan are hoping to exploit this and could tempt Ceballos with the promise of more first-team football. Especially in a World Cup year, the youngster could be lured by that prospect of more games to break into the senior team.

It is an interesting scenario but it is difficult to see how Ceballos may switch clubs so soon. Even if he hints that he may be open for a move, Liverpool would surely get back into the mix and Milan will have a tough battle on their hands.

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Liverpool equal two more records after their impressive 2-0 win over Fulham

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Liverpool don’t seem to be the same team from last season, despite boasting an unbeaten record in the Premier League.

The Reds beat Fulham 2-0 to make it 30 points from 12 games, and are just two behind Manchester City who lead the table.

Our attack hasn’t blitzed the opposition like last season, but the numbers suggest this has been an amazing start to the Premier League campaign.

Ian Doyle wrote for the Liverpool Echo about the latest game and claimed that we have matched our best points tally after 12 games.

Doyle further claimed that our goal difference of +18 was the best in terms of Premier League seasons.

Our attack might not be firing on all cylinders but our defence has been exceptional so far. Alisson kept yet another clean sheet on Sunday, and we also equalled the record for clean sheets from 1977-78 and 1978-79.

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The pair combined well to start an attack against the Cottagers on Sunday. Van Dijk signalled Alisson to take a free-kick early, and that resulted in Mohamed Salah opening the scoring for the Reds.

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The Egyptian wore a “Project-Playboy” shirt and while we cannot say what his intentions were by sporting the shirt, some of the fans questioned his taste, while others some supported him.

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“The [kind of] impact is not so important for me. I want to help the team.

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“I’m very happy with my performances, I just have to keep going like this and train hard every day. I hope we keep going until the end like this.”

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