Date: 12th August 2019 at 7:00pm
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Liverpool have set an asking price of £13.9million for defender Dejan Lovren as Roma continue their pursuit, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The newspaper claim on their website that the Reds would also expect bonuses in the potential deal which would see the fee rise up to £18.6million.

Liverpool Echo reports that the 30-year-old has fallen out of favour under Jurgen Klopp after the rise of Joel Matip and Joe Gomez last season on their run to the Champions League trophy.

Roma were reported by Corriere Dello Sport to have made progress with Lovren, who is now ready to lower his wage demands to make the move to Italy.

OPINION

It is getting to point where it would be best for both Lovren and Liverpool if the Croatian sealed a move to Roma. Lovren is clearly not in Jurgen Klopp’s plans for this season after failing to make the matchday squad for their Premier League opener against Norwich on Friday, with Gomez looking set to be given the chance to impress. The 30-year-old has slowly declined as the past year has continued, with Matip playing a pivotal role in the clubs rise last season, and Gomez recovering from his injury. With Lovren now reportedly ready to take a wage cut, it appears that one of the biggest hurdles have been passed, with the asking price now the only block for any move. The fact that Liverpool seem ready to accept an offer that includes bonuses suggests that Roma could be more likely to finally launch a move after months of reportedly tracking the former Southampton enforcer. Liverpool should close the door on Lovren, who has until the end of August to secure a potential move away with the deadline not having been changed in Italy.