Liverpool will reportedly ‘consider offers’ for attacking duo Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino.
This comes in the wake of a move for FC Porto winger Luis Diaz picking up a serious pace in the last 24 hours.
The Reds are believed to have agreed on a deal for the 25-year-old for around €45million (£37.4million) with a further €15million (£12.4million) in achievable bonuses.
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The report claims that the duo ‘could leave’ Anfield before the deadline passes as Leeds United and Monaco watch 36-cap Japan ace Minamino.
Meanwhile, Origi has attracted interest from free-scoring Serie A side Atalanta and a relegation-threatened Newcastle United.
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With every positive must come a caveat.
Whilst many will be dismayed to see Origi in particular leave the club, most will admit it had been coming.
Valued at £10.8million and out of contract at the end of the season (Transfermarkt), cashing in on the Belgian now would seem to be a wise move.
Although things haven’t quite gone to plan yet for Minamino on Merseyside, selling both at this point with four competitions to compete in and two years left on a deal would be a strange decision.
The Japanese ace also offers additonal versatility with the option of playing in an advanced midfield role as well as across the frontline.
Also valued at £10.8million, both forward’s would attract similar fees but one would surely make more sense to sell.