The representatives of Liverpool centre back Dejan Lovren will fly to Italy for talks with AC Milan on Thursday, according to Tutto Mercato Web.
The Italian outlet claims that the Croatian international could leave the Reds for just £13.8million, with Mateo Musacchio being lined up for an exit.
However, the player’s wages are thought to be an issue at this moment in time, with £1.5million the difference annually between what Milan is offering and what the 30-year-old wants.
Roma are also in the hunt, but it seems as if Milan are in the driving seat, with a three-year contract with an option for a further 12 months in the offing.
This is a transfer saga that has dragged on all summer long, and likely will continue to be in our orbit until the rest of the European transfer windows finally end. Roma hold an interest in the player, we know, but Milan seem to be the team who most want to bring Lovren to Serie A. Ultimately, the former Southampton man is only fourth choice at the club. He’s behind Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip in the pecking order, while there are some youngsters pushing through as well in Sepp van den Berg and Ki-Jana Hoever. Having said that, £13.8million simply isn’t enough for a player of Lovren’s quality. Yes, he has the occasional meltdown, but in recent years his game has evolved and he is certainly a top class centre half. You’d think that Milan would have to offer a bit more than that, as well as increasing their salary offer, to get a deal done here.