Milan are in the process of changing owners and Liverpool are battling on all fronts, so Divock Origi’s free transfer to Italy has yet to be announced.
According to recent reports, the agreement to move the Belgian away from Anfield is almost complete, and both Calciomercato and Gazzetta dello Sport will have the latest on the matter on Wednesday.
It is revealed that there is no likelihood of his contract with Liverpool being renewed automatically, with the latter site claiming that he has ‘not met the minimum number of appearances’ required.
That brings him ‘closer to Milan,’ since he already has a ‘deal in principle’ for €3.5 million per year, with the only thing remaining to be determined is whether it would last three or four years.
Gazzetta explain that ‘for the final OK, it will probably be necessary to wait’ for Investcorp or RedBird to take over from the Elliott fund as the new owners.
Calciomercato are a bit fuller on, stating Divock Origi ‘will wear the Rossoneri shirt’, and the deal is just a ‘matter of time’.
There will be ‘no compensation’ in the deal, since he will leave for free, and the whole story is ‘now in its final stages’.
Having said no to offers from Germany and England, he ‘will sign a four-year contract worth around €4m + bonuses per season’.
As you can see, the details are different between Calciomercato and Gazzetta, but the gist of the whole thing is the same: Origi will leave Liverpool and sign for Milan in the very near future.