Transfer news: Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren’s move to Roma is off
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren’s move to Roma is off after Italian side failed to come up with concrete offer
- Dejan Lovren has fallen down to fourth choice centre-back at Liverpool
- Liverpool are willing to let him leave Anfield with European window still open
- But Roma failed to come up with a proper bid for him and now a move is off
Dejan Lovren’s move to Roma has been called off after they failed to make a concrete offer for the Liverpool defender.
The Croatian has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield and at fourth choice seemed to see the move to Serie A as an ideal way to gain more first team football.
Despite suggestions elsewhere that Roma would bring him in on loan, Liverpool have now made it clear that a deal is off.
Dejan Lovren’s move to Roma has been called off after they failed to make a concrete offer
The Reds have been left frustrated after Roma failed to make a serious bid for Lovren despite indicating they would make a £15m bid.
Liverpool will be keen to move Lovren on over the rest of the window.
There would be value in bringing in a fee for the 30-year-old who still has two years to run on his existing contract.
Lovren, who joined the club in 2014, has fallen down to fourth choice among the centre-backs
He joined the club in 2014 from Southampton and after a slow start became a prominent figure in the back four before seeing his playing time reduce last season – appearing in just 18 games.
His possible departure would have allowed one of Klopp’s promising young stars to step into a fourth choice behind Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
Sepp van der Berg could feature, with the 17-year-old arriving in the summer in a deal worth £4.4million while fellow Dutchman Ki-Jana Hoever could also step up having made his first team debut in an FA Cup clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers last term.
Ki-Jana Hoever could be a player that Jurgen Klopp turns to if Lovren does depart