Liverpool Locked In Talks With Damien Comolli Over Striker But Will Have To Lower £26m Transfer Demands For Anfield Exit

Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli has been locked in talks with Liverpool over the transfer for Divock Origi according to the Aksam newspaper.

Per the source, the Reds are demanding £26m for the Belgium forward, a fee the Yellow Canaries are not prepared to pay.

Comolli is trying to negotiate a loan deal and remains confident of getting a deal as Liverpool have not attracted offers for a permanent move.

Origi is reported to a transfer priority for Fenerbahce manager Phillip Cocu.

The 23-year-old is unlikely to be a regular under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp last season and has been transfer listed.

The problem Fenerbahce have is that Origi has just 12 months remaining on his contract.

Were Liverpool to loan the striker they would lose him on a free transfer next summer.

An alternative would be to offer the forward a one-year extension with the hope he finds form at Fenerbahce, making it easier to find a club willing to offer the Reds asking price.

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The Super Lig giants simply would not be able to offer anything even close to what Liverpool are demanding due to pressure from Financial Fair Play to curb spending.

The club are heavily in debt which was racked up under previous Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim.

The Istanbul giants have been targeting free transfers and loan deals this summer.