Liverpool might not sell Dejan Lovren this summer as AC Milan are no longer interested in signing the Croatian, Calciomercato reports.
The 29-year-old finds himself in the unfortunate position of being the Reds’ fourth choice central defender after both Matip and Gomez acquitted themselves well last season.
As he heads into his prime as a centre back, it’s not unreasonable to suggest that he might be considering a departure in the next two months in order to find regular game time.
Calciomercato reports that Milan have identified Stuttgart’s Ozan Kabak as an alternative to Kostas Manolas and Lovren.
This could be good news for Liverpool as it would be quite difficult to sign a defender as good as Lovren for around £20million to play as a fourth choice option to van Dijk, Matip and Gomez.
Given that Lovren would only likely play around 25 games all season even with the extra competitions the Reds will be involved in, keeping him for another year is hardly unreasonable.
Next season the focus will be on winning the Premier League for the first time and while Manchester City will be more than up for the challenge, the hope is that their desire to win the Champions League will distract them.
Klopp won the European Cup three weeks ago, breaking his silverware duck as Liverpool boss.