Liverpool and Fenerbahce are reportedly indulging in advanced talks in negotiations for out-of-favour striker Divock Origi.
The former Genk man has been lauded for crucial match-winning goals down the years at Anfield but has failed to become a mainstay of Jurgen Klopp’s first XI.
Origi failed to secure a permanent move away from Liverpool before the English transfer window closed for business. But clubs in Turkey can still sign players until September 8.
As a result, Fotospor claims that Fenerbahce president Ali Koc has landed in Liverpool. The talks over a deal for Origi is progressing “very quickly and positively”.
The report adds that Liverpool attempted to offload Origi on deadline day last Tuesday but failed to do so, and clubs in Russia are also hoping to hijack a deal for the Belgian.
The 26-year-old has scored 35 goals on 157 occasions for Liverpool across all competitions. But is due to become a free agent next year.
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Origi has slid down Jurgen Klopp’s pecking order in recent seasons, following the arrival of Diogo Jota and rise of Harvey Elliott. The 26-year-old played only 180 minutes of Premier League action last season. He featured 28 times in the Reds’ title-winning campaign.
Having been tentatively linked with Premier League clubs throughout the summer, no move materialised for the forward on deadline day. He has not featured in the club’s last two matchday squads.
The Reds have ended the summer with Ibrahima Konate as their only summer signing from RB Leipzig. Both Gini Wijnaldum and Xherdan Shaquiri among those who headed for the exit door this summer.
Despite the domestic window being closed earlier this week, the transfer market is still ongoing in Russia and Turkey, offering a potential route for any outgoings.
However, the Turkish side are reported to be offering the striker a fresh start, with Fotospor claiming that “talks are progressing very quickly”.
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