Dejan Lovren’s representatives arrive in Milan for discussions talks over a move for Liverpool defender
- AC Milan are in talks with Dejan Lovren’s representatives over a possible move
- Ex-Real Madrid striker Predrag Mijatovic works with numerous Croatian players
- He is in Italy to speak to the Serie A club ahead of the proposed transfer
- AC Milan will not play in Europa League this season after being handed a ban
AC Milan are in discussions with Dejan Lovren’s representatives over a move for the Croatian defender, according to La Gazzetta.
Former Real Madrid striker Predrag Mijatovic was spotted arriving in Italy to hold talks with the club.
Mijatovic, who scored the only goal in Real Madrid’s 1998 Champions League final win, is an intermediary for agent Vlado Lemic, who represents a number of Croatian players including Nemanja Matic and Luka Modric.
Former Real Madrid striker Predrag Mijatovic was spotted in Milan for talks over Dejan Lovren
Mijatovic is an intermediary for agent Vlado Lemic and will represent Lovren in the talks
Lovren is under contract until 2021 and Liverpool want more than £25million for the centre back.
Since joining from Southampton for £20m in 2014, Lovren has made 170 appearances and scored seven goals.
In that time, Lovren helped his side reach the 2016 Europa League final, finish runners-up in the 2018 Champions League final and win the trophy this year.
Liverpool are likely to demand more than £25million to part with the 29-year-old
Having finished fifth in Serie A last season, Milan qualified to enter the Europa League at the group stages.
However, due to their precarious financial position – they recorded losses of £126million for the 2017-18 campaign – they requested to be excluded and were handed a year-long ban from the competition.
AC Milan also replaced Gennaro Gattuso as boss with Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo after failing to secure Champions League football.