The Times’ Paul Joyce claims that although AC Milan are keen on signing Dejan Lovren, they are yet to make an approach to sign him.

He claims that it would take bids of at least £25million for Liverpool to let Lovren leave.

Joyce then goes on to add that Milan are yet to approach the Reds despite Tancredi Palmeri suggesting the European heavyweights contacted the Anfield outfit.

Dejan Lovren.

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That said, new sporting director Ricky Massara is a big admirer of Lovren which suggests that there is potential for a deal to be arranged for this summer.

 

The main factor behind a potential move to Italy for Lovren is the fact that the 29-year-old is heading into his golden days as a centre back and will be keen to spend the next few years as a starting central defender.

At Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip block his path to a starting role.

Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip.

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Lovren would be one of the best fourth choice defenders in Europe if he stays at Liverpool but it seems like a move abroad might be the best option for him as a player.

For the club, selling him might not be a necessity but it’s certainly not a move that would harm them at all moving forward. Of course, a replacement would be needed but that shouldn’t be too hard to do.

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