Liverpool will demand £25m for Dejan Lovren amidst interest AC Milan, according to Paul Joyce of The Times.
Well, Italian reports on Tuesday evening claimed AC Milan have begun talks to sign the defender.
According to Joyce though, no discussions have taken place, but Milan’s prospective new sporting director Ricky Massara is a big fan of the Croatian international.
More importantly, Joyce reckons the San Siro outfit would have to shell out £25m for the Reds to “even consider” selling Lovren, in what could be yet another masterstroke from sporting director Michael Edwards.
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Edwards has forged a reputation amongst Liverpool fans for getting great deals when selling players, even more so than the impressive work he has done on incoming signings.
Danny Ings will cost Southampton £20m when his loan is made permanent this summer and the likes of Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent are both being touted around for big fees as well.
Getting north of £25m for Lovren might just be his best move yet though, due mainly to the emergence of Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.
Not too long ago, Lovren was the second choice centre back at Anfield and therefore not for sale. Now though, the Reds should be looking to cash in on the fourth choice Croat, who has made more mistakes than atonements during his time with the club.
Full of silly errors, set to turn 30 this summer, falling fast down the pecking order and yet to prove he can stay fit for an entire season, Lovren may well be the next subject of Edwards’ brilliance.