Liverpool are said to be close to landing Dejan Lovren from Southampton for a fee of £16 million. The Croatian would represent a good step up in quality from the centre-back options currently available at Anfield.
After a disappointing end to his time at Lyon, Lovren resurrected his career in English football and stood out as one of the best defenders in the league last season. At 25, Lovren has a lot to offer Liverpool, who are in need of stability at the heart of their defence.
£16 million would certainly have been a huge fee to ask for the Croatian, but a year on from his move to English football, he certainly warrants the profit Southampton are set make.