AC Milan have notified Liverpool about their discussions with Divock Origi as the Italians push to complete a deal to snap him up for nothing this summer.
The Belgium international will be out of contract in June and he is set to depart Anfield on a free transfer.
The Reds had an option to renew his contract if the frontman had made ten outings in the Premier League.
But that’s no longer possible as the player has only featured in seven games, with two games left in the top-flight for the team.
Once it became clear that the English giants wouldn’t be able to extend his deal, I Rossoneri made the negotiations with the former Lille frontman official with the Merseyside outfit.
According to a report from an Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport, the Serie A club sent an email to the FA Cup winners and informed them about the negotiations with Divock.
Talks are ongoing between parties with Origi are expected to pen a four-year contract worth €3.5 million per season.
He is tipped to undergo a medical with his future club after the UEFA Champions League final later in May.