AC MILAN are reportedly close to completing a deal for Divock Origi, whose contract runs out this summer.
The Belgian, who has been at Anfield since 2014, has already informed Liverpool chiefs that he will be leaving when his deal comes to an end.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano confirmed the Milan side’s interest in the 27-year-old, who are currently top of Serie A.
Romano tweeted: “AC Milan are working on final details to complete Divock Origi deal on a free transfer. Liverpool are aware of the negotiations between AC Milan and Origi agents, the contract proposal almost ready.”
The deal will see Liverpool losing a player who has played his way into the hearts of every supporter, despite his often limited game time.
Origi has played just 101 minutes in the Premier League this season, however has still managed to provide vital contributions.
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The Belgian’s injury time strike saw the Reds claim three vital points at Molineux earlier this season, while he secured victory on derby day with another goal against Everton in April.
The pair are just a couple of crucial goals Origi has contributed for Jurgen Klopp’s men, most noticeably in the Champions League final in 2019.
The forward also helped complete the miraculous turnaround against Barcelona at Anfield, whilst piling more misery on Everton in 2018 with a 96th minute winner.
ومع ذلك, the Reds’ wide range of attackers during Klopp’s tenure seems to have forced his hand, as he looks for more regular first team opportunities.
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AC Milan are looking to win their first Serie A title since 2011, after a decade of dominance from Juventus.
Local rivals Inter ended the Old Lady’s streak last season, however sit two points behind Stefano Pioli’s side with two to play.
The Rossoneri will also be encouraged towards the deal by their Premier League business from last summer.
The signing of Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea has revitalised the Englishman’s career, becoming an essential part of the joint-best defence in Serie A.
ومع ذلك, the shrewd acquisition of Olivier Giroud has worked out better than anyone expected, with the World Cup winner supplying big goals against title rivals Inter and Napoli.