Transfer news: Roma to make fresh move for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren

Roma to make fresh loan move for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren after seeing bid for Daniele Rugani rejected by Juventus

  • Roma are considering making a concrete move for Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren 
  • The Italians had been interested in the defender earlier in the summer 
  • Liverpool are keen to keep the Croatian and maintain their squad depth 
  • Roma recently saw a bid for defender Daniele Rugani rejected by Juventus 
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Italian giants Roma are reportedly preparing to launch a fresh and final move for Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren before the close of the transfer window.

The Croatian centre half has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield after losing his place last season and falling behind Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

Roma will now turn to Lovren, according to Corriere Dello Sport, after recently seeing a bid for Daniele Rugani rejected by Juventus.

Italian giants Roma are reportedly preparing a fresh and final move for Dejan Lovren

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Italian giants Roma are reportedly preparing a fresh and final move for Dejan Lovren

The Croatian currently finds himself down the pecking order at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp

The Croatian currently finds himself down the pecking order at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp

The Croatian currently finds himself down the pecking order at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp

Lovren had attracted the attention of the Italians earlier in the transfer window, but talks failed to materialise.

Liverpool are keen to keep hold of the experienced star, as they go about competing on multiple fronts this season and stage an assault on the Premier League title.

The Italian reports claim Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi will now return to Liverpool with a solid offer for Lovren, in hope the player’s desire for game-time will orchestrate a move.

Roma were recently knocked back by Juventus in their attempts to sign Daniele Rugani

Roma were recently knocked back by Juventus in their attempts to sign Daniele Rugani

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Roma were recently knocked back by Juventus in their attempts to sign Daniele Rugani

Lovren is yet to feature for the Reds this season, with Matip partnering Virgil van Dijk in central defence and Gomez on standby as the next in command. 

Roma are reported to be hopeful of concluding a loan move for the Reds star, with the option to buy at the end of the season.

It is also expected the Croatian’s wages would be taken on by the Italian club, were he to spend the season in Serie A.

After finishing sixth last season, Roma will be competing in the Europa League after missing out on Champions League qualification.

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