Divock Origi is causing AC Milan a headache because the club want to offload him but he has already rejected interest from clubs abroad, a report claims.
According to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below), Origi has been told that he can leave Milan this summer along with fellow forwards Ante Rebic and Junior Messias as the management look to overhaul the attack.
Messias is in the sights of Bologna, while Besiktas are admirers of Rebic, but it seems that Origi could cause some problems because he is absolutely determined to start for the second of his four-year contract.
When he arrived from Liverpool the numbers were not those of a prolific forward but in fairness there was competition from Mo Salah, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and others to deal with, yet at Milan he has failed to be the deputy to Olivier Giroud.
The Belgian earns €4m net per season – only Rafael Leao earns more in the squad at the moment. Yesterday Origi posted a series of photos on Instagram that show him at work in Belgium and the implied message is clear.
He wants to make up for lost time after his preseason preparations were impacted by a tendon issue last summer, and he wants to convince Milan. However, the management have a different idea.
Origi’s name came up in talks with West Ham on two occasions: once to discuss a move there and the other being a proposed exchange with Gianluca Scamacca.
In both cases, Origi has made it known that he wants to stay. Saudi Arabian clubs have also been testing the ground but for now this attempt has also failed.
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