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Spurs try to hijack Liverpool's Origi deal

ESPN staff
July 9, 2014
Divock Origi is set for talks at Liverpool © Getty Images

Liverpool are confident of completing a £10 million deal for Belgium's teenage striker Divock Origi despite an attempt by Tottenham to hijack the move.

Spurs have a genuine interest in the teenager but it is believed they have showed their hand too late, with the Daily Telegraph reporting Origi is due at Anfield for talks.

A fee and personal terms have been agreed for 19-year-old Origi, who would return to his current club Lille next season as part of the agreement.

Meanwhile, Lazar Markovic is set to have a medical later this week as Liverpool close in on their fourth summer signing.

They should secure the £20 million deal for the Benfica winger within the next few days, sources have told ESPN.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has already brought in three players so far this summer - England internationals Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana from Southampton and Germany Under-21 midfielder Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen - and is looking to strengthen further.

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