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Divock Origi    F    Lille
Origi officially signed with Liverpool on Tuesday after transferring from Ligue 1 side Lille, where he will play on loan for the 2014-15 season.

Fantasy Analysis

Origi made an international name for himself after displacing Romelu Lukaku in Belgium's starting XI at the World Cup this summer, scoring a late winner against Russia in the group stage. At just 19 years old, Origi will get another year of consistent first team football in France before fighting for a spot in the starting XI at Anfield next season.
Jordan Ayew    F    Lorient
Ayew has completed a move from Marseille to FC Lorient, BBC Sport reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ayew had been with Marseille for eight years, but spent last season on loan at Sochaux, where he scored five goals in 17 appearances. Ayew, a member of Ghana's World Cup squad earlier this summer, was struggling to get consistent playing time at Marseille and will be hoping he can make more of an impact for Lorient.
Falcao    F    Monaco
Falcao, who suffered a torn ACL in January, could return for the Emirates Cup tournament, which begins August 2, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

There was talk before the World Cup that Falcao would be able to play in the tournament for Colombia, but he was eventually left off the team due to lack of match fitness, and not specifically his knee. He has been heavily linked with Real Madrid this summer despite signing with Monaco just last summer for €60 million. Whenever he does return to full fitness, he will likely be near the top of the Ligue 1 goal-scoring chart.
Serge Aurier    D    Paris Saint-Germain
Aurier is expected to join Paris Saint-Germain by the end of this week, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Aurier enjoyed a breakout campaign for Toulouse last season, racking up six goals and six assists from his right-back position. The 21-year-old Ivorian's attacking prowess was also on display during the World Cup and now Aurier is poised to sign with PSG before the French Champions embark on a pre-season trip to Hong Kong on Friday. With Christophe Jallet seemingly on the way out of Paris, Aurier figures to start immediately after his 8-10 million euro transfer is completed.
Marcos Lopes    M    Lille
Lopes will join Ligue 1 side Lille on loan for the 2014-15 season, Manchester City's official web site reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lopes, 18, made just four appearances for City last season and will head to France where he'll get a more realistic shot at first-team football.
Divock Origi    F    Lille
Origi is believed to be close to a transfer to English Premier League side Liverpool in a £9.8 million move from Lille, the Independent reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lille were apparently hesitant to part with their 19 year old striker, but Liverpool have indicated they are willing to loan him back to the French side for the upcoming season. Origi was impressive for Belgium during the World Cup, even displacing Romelu Lukaku in the starting XI. While he could be a contributor for the Reds down the line, his short-term EPL fantasy value is very limited.
David Luiz    M/D    Paris Saint-Germain
Luiz scored off a free kick in the 69th minute of Brazil's 2-1 win over Colombia in the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Luiz has now scored in back-to-back matches for Brazil, after he netted against Mexico in the quarterfinals. Despite the goal, his defensive abilities will be heavily tested against Germany in the semifinals, as Brazil will be without Thiago Silva, who picked up his second yellow card of the tournament Friday.
Thiago Silva    D    Paris Saint-Germain
Silva, who scored in the seventh minute of Brazil's 2-1 win over Colombia in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, picked up a yellow card in the 64th minute and he will be ineligible to face Germany in the semifinals.

Fantasy Analysis

Silva got the card for running into Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina as he was trying to punt the ball out, a remarkably dumb foul for a player already on one yellow card. Brazil advanced to the semis, but it will have to try to reach the final without one of their starting centerbacks.
Ezequiel Lavezzi    F    Paris Saint-Germain
Lavezzi could be inserted into the starting XI in place of Sergio Aguero (thigh) for Argentina's round of 16 match against Switzerland at the World Cup on Tuesday, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lavezzi has been a solid contributor for Argentina and could really benefit from more playing time with Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain. Aguero could be out for the entire World Cup with his latest issue, leaving Lavezzi with plenty of fantasy value potential from here on out.
Divock Origi    F    Lille
Origi came on for Romelu Lukaku in the 57th minute and then scored the game-winner in the 88th minute of Belgium's 1-0 win over Russia in the World Cup on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Lukaku has struggled mightily in Belgium's two games in Brazil, and Origi could find himself in the starting XI on Thursday against Korea Republic.