Date: 12th June 2019 at 2:01pm
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Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren could be offered a way out of the club as AC Milan consider a bid for the Croatian, according to the Daily Mail.

The Italian giants are in desperate need for reinforcements at the heart of defence with Cristian Zapata allowed to leave on a free transfer and concern over Mattia Caldara’s injuries.

After an underwhelming fifth-placed finish last season, Milan are planning an overhaul of their squad and are reportedly eyeing Lovren as part of their rebuilding plans.

The 29-year-old only made 13 Premier League appearances last term, as Jurgen Klopp opted for the central defensive partnership of Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip.

Klopp has opted to play Matip alongside Van Dijk with Joe Gomez picking up an injury earlier in the season.

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Since his arrival from Southampton for £20million in 2014, Lovren has gone on to make 121 league appearances for the Reds, contributing five goals.

The former Lyon defender wrote his name into the club’s history books in April 2016, when his last-minute winning goal against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield sent Liverpool into the Europa League semi-final.

After making his debut for his country in 2009, Lovren has made 51 appearances for Croatia and helped them reach last summer’s World Cup final.

If the ex-Saints star does depart it would leave the Anfield club with just three established centre-backs in Van Dijk, Matip and Joe Gomez.

 
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