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Origi emerges as possible Newcastle United target

Newcastle United are reportedly planning a loan move for Liverpool forward Divock Origi.

Rafael Benitez is desperate to add more attacking options to his squad before the summer transfer window closes on August 9 and there have been several names linked with a switch to St James' Park.

Hopes of a move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge appear to have been dashed but the Tyneside outfit are now reportedly weighing up a season-long loan for the England international's team-mate Origi.

The Belgian has failed to make a serious impact since arriving at Anfield in 2014 and he spent the previous campaign on loan at Wolfsburg, where he scored six goals from 31 Bundesliga appearances.

It is now being claimed Newcastle are ready to take a chance on the 23-year-old and Liverpool, who already have Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane at their disposal, are ready to negotiate a deal.

Origi's potential temporary switch to the Magpies could also see Serbia international Aleksandar Mitrovic, who played at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, complete a permanent move to Fulham for a rumoured $24.6 million

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