On March 16th and 17th, Italian journalist Rudy Galetti reported Divock Origi’s entourage was set for a meeting with AC Milan, as the striker looks for a new club for the summer.

Origi’s contract with Liverpool expires at the end of the season, and in Italy it’s thought the Reds will allow him to leave for free, without making an effort to extend, whether using a clause or not.

It was then quickly reported around Italy that Origi was being offered to multiple Serie A clubs, with the Liverpool player’s agents seemingly looking at Italy as the preferred destination for a summer move.

That could be at least be partly down to Italy’s Growth Decree, which means workers moving to the country, including highly paid footballers, can benefit from a lower tax rate.

Therefore, given he’s expected to have free agent status, Origi will be able to get himself a bumper deal.

Galetti now says the Liverpool man has decided he prefers AC Milan, despite ‘various offers’ from Premier League clubs. The chance to join the Rossoneri, currently top of Serie A, and received a big wage benefitted by lower taxes, is clearly a huge temptation.