Inter Milan keen on January deal for Liverpool star tipped to join Leeds

Date published: Monday 28th December 2020 3:05 - Robert McCarthy

Inter Milan are reportedly keen on signing a Liverpool atttacker tipped to join Leeds in the January transfer window.

Antonio Conte is keen to bolster his front line, despite Romelu Lukaku notching 15 goals in 17 appearances this season.

Alexis Sanchez has only scored twice this campaign, while Lautaro Martinez continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona.

To that end, Corriere Dello Sport (via the Daily Mail), claims Inter view Origi as an excellent back-up option for Lukaku.

It’s also claimed that Lukaku can help with the move, given that the pair are international teammates with Belgium.

Origi has featured for just eight minutes in three Premier League outings for Liverpool this season.

The 25-year-old needs more game time in the second part of the season as he prepares for the Euros next summer.

The versatile attacker is contracted until 2024. But that hasn’t stopped the Reds already discussing a swap deal involving Schalke centre-back  Ozan Kabak.

 

Origi was no keen on the move, however, given Schalke’s current struggles in the Bundesliga.

Both Wolves and Leeds have been tipped to make a move for the foward, with the latter a good fit according to one pundit.

Former Whites frontman Noel Whelan thinks his old side should ‘show some intent’ by landing Origi.

Wolves, meanwhile, are in the market for a new striker after a huge injury blow to talisman Raul Jimenez. However, they have since switched their focus to Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic.


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Liverpool star demands more time

A Liverpool midfielder has asked the club to give him more time to mull over a new contract deal offered to him, according to a report.

Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum was the subject of reports linking him with Barcelona earlier this year.

His contract runs out this summer and from January he can talk to potential suitors from abroad.

The 30-year-old has been offered a fresh deal by Liverpool but he is yet to sign it, the Guardian reports.

The source says he has now asked the club for more time to think about his future.

However, it states that Wijnaldum will let the Reds know of his decision first before potentially speaking to any clubs. Read more…

 

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