The closer we get to the European transfer deadline, the closer Dejan Lovren appears to be on the verge of a move to AS Roma.

Gazzetta dello Sport continue to push the story, explaining the Croatian, as always, remains the alternative to Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, for whom the Premier League club continue to ask for his former release clause’s price (€28m).

Liverpool, however, are a bit more lenient when it comes to Lovren, as the Italian newspaper report Jürgen Klopp’s side have lowered their demands for the 30-year-old, going from €25m to €20m, which is still a tad too high for Roma.

It’s stated that if the Reds could go a tad lower, perhaps reaching €15-16m, then ‘a deal can be done’.

Over on the player’s side of things, Gazzetta believe the defender has ‘found the agreement’ with the Serie A side, reducing his wages to ensure the move goes through and he can guarantee himself more first-team football than what is currently occasionally handed to him at Anfield.

At 30 years of age, the player will want to feature as much as possible, and with Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all standing in his way on Merseyside, a new experience seems best for everyone.