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AC Milan consider move for out-of-favour Liverpool centre back Lovren

AC Milan consider move for out-of-favour Liverpool centre back Dejan Lovren as they tackle defensive crisis

  • AC Milan are in need of a centre back with Cristian Zapata set to leave on a free
  • Reports state they are considering a move for Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren
  • The Croatian played just 18 times for Liverpool in all competitions last season
  • AC are ‘probing’ Lovren to see how much he would cost in transfer fee and wages

AC Milan are ‘considering the possibility of signing Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren’ as they look to close the gap between themselves and the top of the Serie A table.

Milan are set to overhaul their squad this summer after a disappointing fifth-placed finish last season, and Lovren is said to be on their list of defensive targets.

The 29-year-old Croatian – despite labelling himself as ‘one of the best defenders in the world’ – has dropped down the pecking order at Liverpool and could leave.

Dejan Lovren (right) could leave Liverpool after winning the Champions League title last month

The Croatian defender (right) only featured 18 times for the Reds in all competitions

According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, AC are ‘probing’ Lovren to see how much he would cost in terms of transfer fees and wages.

Lovren played 18 times in all competitions for Liverpool last season, 13 of which coming in the Premier League.  

He was an unused substitute in the Reds’ Champions League final victory over Tottenham, but has since played twice for his country this week. 

AC Milan are set to lose Cristian Zapata on a free transfer, and there are injury worries surrounding Mattia Caldara, meaning centre back is a problem position for the Serie A side. 

Cristian Zapata (left) is expected to leave AC Milan to return to South America this summer

Lovren (left) featured twice for Croatia this week, in a win over Wales and a defeat by Tunisia




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