Atletico boss Simeone talks-up £10m Liverpool target Divock Origi

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A seemingly imminent signing at Anfield haws caused a stir at Atletico Madrid as manager Diego Simeone may have attempted a last-gasp bid.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone may have inadvertently admitted that the La Liga champions were looking at muscling in on Divock Origi, a player seemingly on the cusp of a Liverpool transfer according to weekend reports.

On Saturday, the Daily Star quoted "reports in Belgium" when publishing a story regarding Origi's apparent five year deal at Anfield.

The teenage talent, who scored five goals in a breakout season for Lille in Ligue 1 last year, was alleged to have passed a medical at the Premier League hopefuls last Friday, ahead of a £10 million switch.

At the same time, though, MARCA quote Atletico boss Simeone to have commented on his top targets - Antoine Griezmann and Divock Origi being priority recruits.

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"Origi is a good player – fast, dynamic. He did a good job when he took [Romelu] Lukaku's place [in the Belgium team]."

Origi, 19, is a left-sided forward but is capable of plying centre forward and on the right.

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