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Lovren to Roma could still happen

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Liverpool may still allow Dejan Lovren to leave even though they cannot bring in a replacement.

According to Football Italia, Roma and Liverpool have continued negotiations.

In an attempt to thrash out a deal for the defender. It’s reported the deal will be a loan with an option to buy for between 18 and 20 million Euros.

With Kostas Manolas moved to Napoli, Roma is in desperate need of defensive reinforcements.

Milan expressed an interest too. But it appears as if the Giallorossi have stolen the march on him.

The 30 -year-old Croatian international, is deemed surplus to requirements at Liverpool.

He has represented the Merseysiders 170 times since he arrived back in 2014.

Last year only saw him turn out 18 times in all competitions. This was compared to 43 the season before.

The arrival of defensive linchpin Virgil Van Dijk has seen him struggle for playing time.

Lovren has also turned out for his national side on 53  occasions.

According to sources close to the Italian club:

The offer is a 2 million Euro loan with an option to buy at the end of the season for another €16m.

That option will become mandatory if a predetermined number of competitive appearances are made.

Liverpool’s asking price is believed to be 20 million Euros.

It is assumed they are willing to negotiate. Jurgen Klopp appears content with the loan deal proposed. He has no intention of keeping a player against his will.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Dejan Lovren of Liverpool celebrates during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield on December 29, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)