Dejan Lovren’s proposed move to Roma is off after Liverpool grew frustrated at Roma’s negotiating strategy, according to David Lynch of the Evening Standard.
The Serie A side had indicated a willingness to meet the Reds’ €20million demands for the out-of-favour defender.
However, they have failed to come forward with a concrete offer, instead looking to craft an unacceptable loan deal.
Liverpool reportedly consider this an attempt to unsettle Lovren and drive down his price.
As a result, they have ended negotiations, and Roma have turned their attention to other defensive targets.
It’s pleasing to see the club refuse to be bullied in the market, but what does this mean for Lovren’s future?
Perhaps, amid the recent succession of injuries, Klopp is no longer looking to trim his squad any further.
For his part, Lovren understandably seems to favour a move away, with his prospects at Anfield looking slightly bleak.
European sides still have until the beginning of September to make an approach for the Croatian international.