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Barcelona to challenge Liverpool in summer transfer pursuit

Dejan Lovren Fans in the football Transfer Tavern are a little nervous for tonight’s England game against Italy but not as nervous as Southampton fans as they see their club get picked apart by vultures.

According to the Daily Express, Liverpool face competition from La Liga giants Barcelona for Saints defender Dejan Lovren.

Brendan Rodgers’ side face a fight from Barcelona who are looking to spend the money they received from Chelsea for Cesc Fabregas.

The Spanish giants are keen on reshaping their squad this season as they look to improve on last seasons’ European and domestic campaigns.

It’s also believed that signing an experienced centre back is top of their list and Croatian international Lovren fits the bill perfectly.

Southampton are reluctant to sell their man but having received a written transfer request from Lovren prior to Croatia’s first World Cup game against Brazil, they are thought to be resigned to losing him.

And they are likely to have no problem in receiving the bid they now want with Liverpool and Barcelona set to go head to head.

Liverpool fans. What can your side offer Lovren that Barcelona can’t? Does Barca’s interest now signal the end for the Reds? Let us know your thoughts below

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