Operation Origi: Toon target Reds ace
LIVERPOOL have warned clubs wanting to take Divock Origi on a season-long loan deal that the striker must play every week.
Newcastle United have thrown their hat in the ring for Origi, but the Belgian is also wanted by Marseille, Inter Milan, Juventus and Crystal Palace.
Sampdoria, Werder Bremen, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayer Leverkusen are also monitoring the situation.
Newcastle are looking for more cover in the striker department, but are also aware that clubs have Dwight Gayle lined up as a Plan B if they don’t get other targets.
So far, Newcastle have not received a firm bid for Gayle, but it will take offers north of £15million for the Magpies to consider selling last season’s top scorer.
Having been quoted some astronomical figures for other targets themselves this summer, United feel they are well within their rights to demand a big fee for Gayle in the last throes of the transfer window.
The Magpies are hoping that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s proposed move to Chelsea will pave the way for Kenedy to complete his loan move to United.
Meanwhile Monaco have completed the signing of another Newcastle transfer target Stevan Jovetic.
The French champions paid Inter Milan a fee reported to be in the region of 11million euros for the Montenegro international, who could effectively be a replacement for Kylian Mbappe with the teenager expected to join Paris St Germain before the transfer window shuts.
The 27-year-old Jovetic has signed a four-year deal with the club to end a disappointing spell at San Siro.
In quotes reported on Monaco’s website, Jovetic said: “I’m very happy to be here.
“AS Monaco is a big club that played in the semi-finals of the Champions League and won the French title last season.
“There are some great players on this team. That’s why I chose AS Monaco.”