According to Calciomercato, Dejan Lovren’s agent met with AC Milan to discuss his personal terms despite not having an agreement with Liverpool.

The Italian news outlet claims that Vlado Lemic travelled to Casa Milan on the 30-year-old’s behalf to negotiate a contract for his client.

This reportedly happened in spite of the fact that the Serie A outfit have yet to reach an agreement with Liverpool over a fee, with the Reds holding out for €25million (£22.5m).

Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana.

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The Croatian is guaranteed to play a bit-part role this season as Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are way ahead of him in the pecking order.

Matip was vitally important in Liverpool’s successful Champions League run last season, while Gomez was part of a partnership with Virgil van Dijk last season that appeared destined to be one day remembered as one of the best in Premier League history.

 

Lovren, on the other hand, made three awful errors against Manchester City last season in a game which proved to have serious ramifications in the title race.

Dejan Lovren and Sergio Aguero.

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Whether Liverpool sell Lovren or not is unlikely to hold much bearing on the success of their 2019/20 prospects given his role within the squad but it will force Jurgen Klopp into signing a new centre half.

The German should aim to buy young and find the future partner for Gomez because when Matip and van Dijk move into their thirties in a few years, it will leave the Reds vulnerable if they are unable to find appropriate replacements at the time.

He could, however, aim to go for a like for like swap by recruiting Fabian Schar from Newcastle United.

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