Date: 16th July 2019 at 1:37pm
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AC Milan representatives have attended a meeting with the agent of Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian news outlet claim that Vlado Lemic was acting on behalf of the Croatian international at the talks which took place at Casa Milan on Tuesday morning.

Calciomercato report that the discussion took over an hour and suggested that talks went well after Milan made their intentions clearing surrounding the 30-year-old.

Lovren is said to be the Serie A club’s top target this summer, with Liverpool being reported by Calciomercato to have set a £22.4million asking price.

The £100,000 per-week [Spotrac] enforcer was mainly used as a back-up last season, only making 13 appearances in the Premier League.

OPINION

The longer these reports continue, the stronger the chance Lovren has of leaving Anfield this summer. Jurgen Klopp knows that he is in a healthy position and doesn’t have to sell any of his players in this transfer window. Having said that, Klopp also realises that the 30-year-old won’t be set for a big role this season. Should AC Milan offer anything close to the suggested £22.4million then the Reds must snap their hands off, take the money and run. Lovren is a solid option, but with young players such as Joe Gomez and Sepp van den Berg setting their sights on first-team football, his opportunities could grow even smaller come next season. Add on top of this the strong end to the season from Joel Matip, and those 13 appearances last season could be the best Lovren can hope for. Matip averaged more tackles and interceptions per game than the Croatian last season [WhoScored] and has surely cemented his first-team spot at Anfield.