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Liverpool are set to add Jack Butland to deals for Daniel Sturridge and Thomas Ince, as manager Brendan Rodgers targets a triple swoop of English talents.
Butland, who is also a target for Manchester City, Everton and Southampton, is believed to be in advanced talks with Liverpool over a contract, with just the fee left to be negotiated with his club Birmingham City.
Rodgers hopes to add the arrival of Butland to swoops for Sturridge and Ince, with the trio all believed to be days away from signing on the dotted line.
Long-term target Sturridge is the closest to putting pen-to-paper, with the England man just thrashing out final personal terms, after Liverpool verbally agreed a £12million fee with Chelsea for the young forward.
Blackpool winger Ince, who was sold by Liverpool for a nominal fee in August 2011, is desperate to complete a £4million return to Anfield, and although the transfer is not yet done, the main details have been thrashed out.
The three players are all expected to sign come January 1, when the transfer window opens, with Rodgers keen to move on to other options once they're all signed up.
PSG striker Kevin Gamiero is another option being chased, but Rodgers is yet to give the green light to tie up a transfer.