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Liverpool forward’s exit could be finalised ‘in the next few days’, destination and finances revealed

Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi celebrating

The Liverpool career of Divock Origi could soon be wrapped up after an Italian journalist provided a detailed update on his immediate future.

Origi, 26, has never quite done enough to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s weekly plans. Nevertheless, despite never being a regular starter, the Belgian holds a special place in Liverpool folklore.

Indeed, Origi has developed a penchant for scoring crucial goals on the big stage. He netted twice in the famous comeback against Barcelona in the 2018/19 Champions League before scoring the second goal in the final against Tottenham.

He also notched famous last-minute winners in the Premier League against Everton in 2019/20 and Wolves earlier this season in December.

However, Origi has been afforded a measly 71 minutes of league action this term. Given Liverpool’s forward line has seen Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz arrive in recent times, it’s easy to see why.

What’s more, Takumi Minamino and Harvey Elliott are both now seemingly ahead of Origi in the pecking order.

And with Origi’s contract expiring when the season concludes, his time at Anfield could be reaching its conclusion.

Italian outlet Calciomercato recently claimed talks over a free agent move to AC Milan were advanced.

Divock Origi in advanced talks with AC Milan

Divock Origi looks set for Italy switch as AC Milan talks advance

TuttoMercatoWeb then confirmed a meeting had taken place last Monday between Milan and Origi’s camp.

Origi reportedly held an option within his current contract that could’ve automatically triggered a 12-month extension. However, the report indicated the criteria to activate that clause can no longer be met.

Prior reporting has suggested it related to achieving a set number of Premier League starts this term. As yet, Origi has not started a single league game this season.

Origi move to AC Milan taking shape

Now, Italian journalist Nicolo Schira has taken it a step further with his latest update.

Schira tweeted talks between AC and Origi are ‘in progress’. A free agent deal is in the works and a ‘new meeting’ is scheduled to take place between Origi’s representatives and Paolo Maldini in the ‘next few days’. Maldini is AC Milan’s technical director.

Also included in Schira’s tweet were the financial details of what AC are proposing.

The journalist added a four-year deal worth €3.5m is being readied. That roughly equates to a weekly wage of £56,500.

Jurgen Klopp has previously gone on record to state his surprise that transfer interest in Origi hasn’t been more prevalent in recent windows.

But with his Anfield deal coming to an end and no extension in sight, it appears he is on course to take his talents to the San Siro.

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