According to reports from Bleacher Report, Atletico Madrid have turned their attentions to Liverpool’s Divock Origi after growing frustrated with their transfer pursuit of Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
The Mattress Makers are desperate to re-sign their former talisman, who fired them to a La Liga title and the Champions League final in 2014.
In fact, they’ve already tabled a £50million bid for the Spain international but it’s been rejected by the Blues – who are ready to issue Diego Simeone’s side a second warning over their ‘aggressive transfer tactics‘.
And according to Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones, that has seen the Spanish capital outfit turn their attentions to Liverpool forward Divock Origi as a potential alternative.
The Reds signed the Belgium international after his impressive performances at the 2014 World Cup but allowed him to continue his development at former club Lille for another season.
He bagged 10 goals in 33 appearances across all competitions last term – including a hat-trick in the League Cup against Southampton.
Highly-rated and under contract until 2019, however, Liverpool will likely be reluctant to part with the 21-year-old this summer.