GdS: Roma join Milan in race for Champions League winning defender

By Oliver Fisher -

Roma have joined AC Milan in the race to sign Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren this summer, according to a report.

New head coach Marco Giampaolo is apparently desperate to add another center-back to his ranks before the season gets properly underway, despite the impending arrival of Leo Duarte from Flamengo in an €11m deal.

After speculation surrounding Lovren had died down, reports emerged on Wednesday that the Rossoneri could rekindle their interest.

Now La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Calciomercato.com) have provided an update by claiming that Roma are also considering a move for the Croatia international.

The Giallorossi’s first choice for the defence is understood to be Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, though there are differences between the two clubs over his valuation.

As a result, Lovren is considered a ‘concrete option’ for Roma and their sporting director Gianluca Petrachi has ‘already initiated contacts’.

Due to their relationship with Liverpool being very good after the sales of Mo Salah and Alisson Becker, the cost of the player would be around €15million for the capital club.

Klopp though for his part seems content with keeping the player as his fourth choice centre-back, with Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez all ahead of him in the pecking order.

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