Footy Extras

Liverpool attacking outcast drawing interest from Italian giants

Inter Milan have out-of-favour Liverpool attacker Divock Origi on their radar but are yet to hold detailed negotiations about signing him on loan.

They are currently second in the Serie A standings and their management are growing in confidence that the club can push for a title charge in the current season, having recorded a 2-0 win against Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus on Sunday.

The Nerazzurri are keen on bolstering their roster in the current window, but are aware they need to sell out-of-favour playmaker Christian Eriksen to facilitate the addition of new players to their team.

Liverpool misfit has popped up on Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte’s radar as a potential recruit with the Belgium international struggling for playing time under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

According to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, the former Lille ace is on the Italian heavyweights’ radar, but detailed talks haven’t been held.

They are eyeing roping in low-cost attackers permanently, or on loan deals with part of the salary paid, and Divock’s name is under consideration.

It remains to be seen whether Inter Milan will manage to offload the Dane this month and in turn make a swoop for Origi; the former Spurs key midfielder is linked with a return to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Apart from Inter, Divock is also credited with interest from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and Premier League outfit Wolves.

In the meantime, Liverpool have reportedly snubbed bids from Olympiacos and Panathinaikos for defender Kostas Tsimikas.

The Greek star has made just four appearances across all competitions, none of those in the Premier League, since signing for the Reds from Olympiacos for £11 million last year.

Due to his lack of game time at Anfield, TEAMtalk reports that Panathinaikos and former club Olympiacos have attempted to bring him back to Greece.

However, it is stated that Liverpool rebuffed the approaches as the club feel that Tsimikas still has a part to play at Liverpool over the longer term.