Dejan Lovren: Roma in talks with Liverpool over possible deal

  • Dejan Lovren: Roma in talks with Liverpool over possible deal

Dejan Lovren: Roma in talks with Liverpool over possible deal

Lovren is aware his opportunities will be severely limited under Klopp during the campaign, and after Liverpool failed to negotiate a deal with Inter Milan earlier in the window, Roma are now attempting to finalise a deal for his services.

Corriere dello Sport have reported that Lovren "considers his English cycle closed" and "would be willing to lower his salary" to seal a move to Italy.

It has been claimed that Roma have jumped into the race to sign Lovren and have opened talks with Liverpool to discuss a deal to take him to the Stadio Olimpico.

He was on the bench for the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City on penalties, but was not involved in the matchday squad for the 4-1 Premier League victory against Norwich City.

The Croatian was once a mainstay in the Liverpool starting line-up but it appears that he is now the club's fourth-choice centre-back, behind Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

The Croatia global has been plying his trade in the Premier League since 2013, when Southampton signed him from Lyon.

With the addition of add-ons, Liverpool expect to recoup nearly all of the £20m fee they paid Southampton five years ago for the Croatia worldwide, who is contracted until 2021.

Lovren has made 170 appearances for Liverpool since arriving in 2014, scoring seven goals.

However, there were other supporters who think letting Lovren leave at this point in the season would be foolish given that the club are looking to compete for major honours.

Liverpool, however, are a bit more lenient when it comes to Lovren, as the Italian newspaper report Jürgen Klopp's side have lowered their demands for the 30-year-old, going from €25m to €20m, which is still a tad too high for Roma.