Reds man could be on the move as club reignite previous interest

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AS Roma are reportedly preparing to make a fresh approach for Dejan Lovren having become frustrated in their pursuit of Juventus’ Daniele Rugani, according to a report in Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.

Rugani was believed to be the primary target for the Serie A side, but now they have been unable to snare him, they might be coming back for Lovren again, having been interested throughout the summer transfer window, which remains open across Europe.

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The Reds are not prepared to sanction a loan deal – rightly so, given there would be no benefit at all to the club in that scenario – but would take an offer of close to £20 million for the 30-year-old, who is now firmly fourth choice.

Lovren could still be very useful for the Reds, and selling him without being able to bring in a replacement would be a pretty big risk, but Jurgen Klopp is reportedly prepared to let him go anyway.

With only a few days remaining for Roma to get a deal done, if an offer is to come, it will have to arrive fairly imminently.

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