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Liverpool are closing in on the signings of Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge and Blackpool winger Thomas Ince.
England forward Sturridge, 23, will cost in the region of £12m.
Ince left Anfield 18 months ago, having been deemed surplus to requirements, but will move back for £6m.
Neither player has finalised personal terms but Liverpool are hopeful both deals can be completed in the first few days of the January transfer window.
Liverpool have put a deal in place with Chelsea for former Manchester City striker Sturridge, who has fallen out of favour with the London club.
Ince has scored 13 goals for Blackpool in the Championship this season and has attracted the attention of his former club who let him go to Blackpool for a compensation payment of £250,000 in August 2011.