AC Milan are set to revive their interest in Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, with the player’s agent set to arrive in Italy soon to discuss talks with the Italian side.
TuttoMercatoWeb report that after wrapping up deals for Lille striker Rafael Leao and Flamengo defender Leo Duarte, Milan will make a move again for Lovren.
Lovren was subject of interest from Milan earlier in the window, with Sky Sports News reporting that the 30-year-old defender was a top target for the Rossoneri this summer.
Making just 18 appearances last season for the Reds, Lovren played his least amount of football for Liverpool during the 2018/19 campaign as numbers from Transfermarkt show, and although it has been reported by the Liverpool Echo earlier in the window that the club are not looking to sell the Croatian this summer, Jurgen Klopp would be smart to allow the defender to leave.
With Virgil van Dijk clearly a key player for Liverpool and one of Joe Gomez or Joel Matip likely to start alongside the reigning PFA Player of the Year as appearance numbers from Transfermarkt prove, first-team minutes may be hard to come by.
Indeed, Klopp has also heavily praised summer signing Sepp van den Berg this pre-season, calling the 17-year-old centre-back “an outstanding talent” (per the Liverpool Echo), which could indicate that the Dutch teenager might be welcomed into the first-team fold later this season. In fact, the same outlet suggested the player could be fast-tracked into the first-team squad upon his arrival, so the competition for places does look fierce.
Liverpool have been renowned over the past few seasons for being able to turn a profit on squad players, with Dominic Solanke being sold to Bournemouth for a reported £19m (per BBC Sport) despite scoring just once for the Reds in his two years at the club being one such example, and perhaps Klopp could do the same for Lovren to Milan.
The 30-year-old Lovren might be relegated even further down the pecking order at Liverpool, and if a club as big as Milan are interested in the defender, the Reds would be wise to allow the former Southampton man to walk this summer.
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