Origi latest: Liverpool boss Rodgers has held talks with Belgium starlet

first_img Belgium starlet and Liverpool target Divock Origi Liverpool’s move for Belgium starlet Divock Origi has gathered pace with news the 19-year-old met with manager Brendan Rodgers on Wednesday.talkSPORT exclusively revealed at the end of June that the Reds have beaten the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham to sign the young striker this summer, having impressed during Belgium’s run to the World Cup quarter-finals.Origi met with Liverpool officials at the club’s Melwood training ground, but negotiations are continuing and as yet no medical has been scheduled.A fee, believed to amount to about £6million which could rise to £10million with add-ons, has already been agreed with his club Lille.However, recent reports have suggested the confirmation of his Anfield switch still remains some way off, as, while the Merseyside outfit are still in pole position to land the forward, a rumoured formal approach from Spurs could prove a stumbling block.Origi was non-committal on his future when asked following his return to Belgium following their World Cup exit to Argentina.“I myself am still thinking about it,” he told reporters.“It is true that there are offers from all over Europe. Now I have to look carefully where I will grow as a player and as a person.“I think things will be clearer within two weeks at the most.”The transfer of Benfica winger Lazar Markovic is much more advanced with the Serbia international expected on Merseyside in the coming days – possibly as early as Thursday – to finalise his move.Having triggered the 20-year-old’s release clause of £20million Markovic is heading to Merseyside for a medical and is likely to become manager Rodgers’ fourth signing of the summer after Southampton duo Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana and Bayer Leverkusen’s Emre Can. 1last_img