Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are close to agreeing a deal over Divock Origi, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek has hit Chelsea with an ultimatum over his future, according to Thursday’s newspapers.
LIVERPOOL READY TO LET ORIGI MOVE ON
Liverpool are ready to let Borussia Dortmund sign Divock Origi on loan – but the deal will come with two stipulations, according to reports.
The Belgium forward is yet to feature for the Reds this season and is a long way down Jurgen Klopp’s pecking order
And with the German ready to let Origi move on, the Reds have been in talks with Klopp’s former club Dortmund over a potential deal.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Liverpool will let Origi move on if they agree an obligation to buy him next summer. Furthermore, Liverpool have told Dortmund that they want €30m (£27m) for the striker next summer, given they would rather move the player on now.
Origi, who spent last season on loan with Wolfsburg, has become Dortmund’s No 1 target after they saw a move for Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer fall through and failing to take Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea for a second spell.
The European transfer window shuts on August 31.
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