Liverpool agree Divock Origi deal

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Liverpool have agreed a £10m deal to sign Lille striker Divock Origi with Benfica's Lazar Markovic the club's next top target.

According to the BBC, Liverpool are close to announcing a £35m double deal for both players with Luis Suarez also expected to be confirmed as a Barcelona player after the Spanish giants agreed to match his release clause.

Origi at the World Cup

The Belgium international flourished somewhat unexpectedly at the World Cup in Brazil, although his country are now out having gone down 1-0 to Argentina in the quarter-finals.

Origi briefly displaced Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku from the starting lineup after a number of impressive cameos from the bench, doing his transfer valuation no harm.

And Lille look set to capitalise on that, with Liverpool ready to seal a £10m deal for the 19-year-old forward. He is set to arrive at Anfield to talk personal terms with Brendan Rodgers this week.

Markovic next?

Reports in England and Portugal are gathering momentum with regards to Serbian international Markovic. Liverpool are thought to be prepared to pay £25m to land the young playmaker, who is rated as one of the best young talents at his age in the world.

Chelsea were linked with him last season, but Rodgers has moved quickly to secure his top targets with star man Luis Suarez closing in on a move to Barcelona.

Liverpool have insisted on £75m for the Uruguayan international, and the BBC report notes that Barca are willing to meet that fee.

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Sanchez as well?

Rodgers remains hopeful that Liverpool can complete a deal for Barca forward Alexis Sanchez too, but the Chilean international is reluctant to move to Anfield.

He is also fielding interest from Juventus in Italy and Arsenal, and is believed to favour a move to either ahead of a potential Liverpool switch. But even with Sanchez, Liverpool are moving extremely quickly to get deals tied up before preseason begins properly.

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