It had already been talked about late last week, but Dejan Lovren to Milan certainly is a possibility, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Talks between the Serie A side and the Liverpool player’s agent had been revealed by RAI Sport journalist Ciro Venerato, and now the newspaper, on their website, claim the Croatia international is one of three options who could potentially bolster the backline.
There’s a belief Lovren could bring some maturity to Milan’s central defence, currently comprised of Matteo Musacchio, Alessandro Romagnoli and an injured Mattia Caldara, but his age (he’ll be 30 next month) and the cost of a potential transfer remain an issue.
It’s believed Liverpool would ask for around €20m for the 29-year-old, who still has two years left on his deal at Anfield.
However, it’s made clear that if Marco Giampaolo, the widely expected Gennaro Gattuso replacement in the dugout, wants a player, age won’t be an issue, and the previously reported contacts between Milan and Lovren’s agents are proof of this.
The other two names on the list are Sampdoria’s Joachim Andersen and Atalanta’s Gianluca Mancini, both far younger than the Liverpool defender, who would both cost around €25m.
Experience and a cheaper transfer but no sell-on value or prospect for a bit more and hope you can make a profit down the line?