Turkish giants hoping Damien Comolli’s Liverpool links can push deal for £26m Reds striker over the line

Fenerbahce have been closely linked with a move for Liverpool striker Divok Origi this summer.

We recently reported that Liverpool dropped their £26 million asking price and are prepared to allow the Belgium international to leave on loan this summer.

Meanwhile, the daily Turkish newspaper HaberTurk report that Fenerbahce are banking on Damien Comolli to make the transfer happen.

Per the source, Fenerbahce officials are hopeful that Comolli can use his close ties with the Merseyside based club to swing the deal in their favour.

Comolli worked at Liverpool for two years between 2010 and 2012. The French director of football oversaw Luis Suarez and Jordan Henderson’s transfers to the Reds.

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Origi spent last season out on loan with the Bundesliga side Wolfsburg where he provided two assists and netted six goals in 31 games.

Fenerbahce are keen to bolster their attacking options this summer following the departures of Vincent Janssen and Fernandao last month.