Atletico Madrid challenge Liverpool for Divock Origi

Atletico Madrid are threatening to trump Liverpool for Lille striker Divock Origi.

Atletico Madrid are threatening to trump Liverpool for Lille striker Divock Origi.

Marca says the La Liga champions want £10million-rated Origi to help fill the gap left by striker Diego Costa, who signed for Chelsea this summer.

Origi travelled to Merseyside earlier this month as Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers tried to sign the striker but terms were not finalised with the 19-year-old.

And that leaves the opportunity for Atletico, who are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements, to swoop.

 
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