Roma believe that they can make the most of a healthy relationship between themselves and the Reds to sign Dejan Lovren for as little as £11 million this summer.
The 30-year-old fell below both Joe Gomez and Joel Matip in the pecking order last season, and Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sports Mole) say he would be open to a move.
Having signed Mo Salah and Alisson for bargain fees over the last couple of years, the Reds do perhaps owe Roma a good deal, but the price for Lovren was set at £25 million earlier in the summer.
Would take bids of at least £25m for Liverpool to even consider letting Dejan Lovren leave. No contact from AC Milan, but their prospective new sporting director Ricky Massara rates Lovren highly. @TimesSport
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) June 12, 2019
That is likely to remain, though there could be something in the fact that the Reds would want to maintain a good relationship with Roma with future transfer dealings in mind.
Losing Lovren now, however, would seem a bizarre move. Perhaps in January or next summer, the Reds would be willing to entertain the offer, but right now, with little time to acquire a replacement, it does not appear to make much sense.