AC Milan appear to be cooling interest in Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren.
The Italian giants have been chasing the Croatian, who turns 30 tomorrow, for several months, but have been unable to secure a deal due to the numbers involved in making it happen.
Liverpool are looking for a transfer fee of at least £25million for Lovren and as yet, Milan have not gone public as to whether or not that valuation is acceptable. What they have gone public with (via leaked feedback to the Italian media) is that they find the player’s personal demands too excessive.
It is claimed that Lovren’s agent is asking for a personal package which would see him command a basic wage of between £70,000 and £86,000 per week. This is less than he currently collects at Anfield but Milan still consider this to be unrealistic.
Now that Milan appear to be cooling their interest, the mainstream media back in the UK have started claiming that Liverpool have absolutely no interest in selling him regardless. This, of course, is nonsense. While Liverpool are in no rush to sell, this stance that has been put out there is merely part of the game between clubs, agents and the players they represent. If Liverpool were to admit that they were looking to sell, Lovren would be entitled to a golden handshake.
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