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Marseille are considering a swoop for Liverpool forward Divock Origi, reports claim.
It’s believed Origi, 22, is fearful of losing his place in Belgium’s World Cup squad having been reduced to a bit-part player at Anfield.
And he’s seriously considering his options.
According to Marseille Mercato, Origi is firmly on the Ligue 1 club’s radar with a bid worth £13.8million expected in the coming days.
There’s plenty of time for Origi to rediscover his own form, but consistency rather than impact has been his issue at Anfield up until now and Solanke, along with a fit-again Daniel Sturridge, means there’s extra competition to face.
Manchester City vs West Ham :
After losing 5-0 to Nottingham Forest in FA Cup 3Rd Round on Sunday, East Londoners are all set to visit their next away game at Etihad Stadium against Manchester City for their first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final encounter.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side is in good form with unbeaten in 13 games in all competition are eagerly waiting to welcome Sam Allardyce’s Premier League strugglers.
West Ham United and getting confident of gaining an advantage over an Eastland side in the midst of an awful season. As Pellegrini is looking to clinch his first silverware as City’s manager, will no doubt selecting the strong team.
As Allardyce received a vote of confidence from the club’s hierarchy he commented the following about the upcoming fixture: “It’s a tough one, isn’t it? If it had been one leg and if it was a draw and it pulled out that it was at our place, not at theirs, it would have been nice.”
Going through the squad Sergio Aguero, Martin Demichelis, Micah Richards and Stevan Jovetic all remain injured for Manchester City while the London club will play without key players, including striker Andy Carroll and defenders James Tomkins and James Collins.
Man City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy; Nasri, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas; Negredo, Dzeko
West Ham: Jaaskelainen; Demel, McCartney, Rat, O’Brien; Diarra, Collison, Diame, Taylor, Cole; Maiga