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EU-UK trade deal difficult but still possible, source says

FILE PHOTO: EU flag is placed on broken glass and British flag in this illustration picture taken January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An EU-UK trade deal is difficult but still possible to achieve if the two sides negotiate intensively in the coming weeks, said a person close to the talks.

U.K. negotiator David Frost is due to tell British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the EU summit on Thursday and Friday if he thinks it is worth continuing the talks and whether a deal is possible.

A source close to the talks, who spoke under condition of anonymity on Wednesday, said Frost would tell the British prime minister that a deal was difficult to get but not impossible if both sides keep on talking and work intensively.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Marine Strauss