Liverpool star Dejan Lovren drops transfer hint amid Arsenal links

Dejan Lovren smiles as he trains for Liverpool
Lovren’s deal at Liverpool expires next year (Picture: Getty)

Dejan Lovren has hinted he plans to stay at Liverpool for the foreseeable future after reports Arsenal are keen to sign the defender.

The Liverpool centre-back will soon enter the final 12 months of his contract and has attracted interest from Italian clubs as well as Arsenal.

Jurgen Klopp blocked Lovren’s exit last summer, but has reportedly given the green light for the Croatian to leave the club in the upcoming transfer window.

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Mikel Arteta is desperate to strengthen his backline, but Lovren may yet stay at Liverpool.

Speaking to the club website, Lovren hinted he intends to be part of an improving Liverpool squad in the long term.

‘It’s important to have a mix between really young players, the middle [age] players and the experienced players,’ he said.

‘I think we have it, this is the great balance.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Neco Williams, Dejan Lovren of Liverpool and team mates celebrate an own goal scored by Donald Love of Shrewsbury Town during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Liverpool at New Meadow on January 26, 2020 in Shrewsbury, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Arsenal and Tottenham are keen on signing Lovren (Picture: Getty)

‘We are used to playing big finals and the big games and we know how to manage it.

‘Even when we are 1-0 down we know what to do. This is why it’s important to have a balance in the team.

‘If we keep the important players and the core of the team here for many years, we will only grow.’

Tottenham are also keeping tabs on Lovren and the 30-year-old is thought to be open to a switch to a London club.

Liverpool will have a small window to cash in on Lovren before his contract expires in the summer of 2021.

But Lovren’s future is unlikely to be resolved quickly after the outbreak of coronavirus across the world.

Football has been suspended and the Premier League have extended the 2019/2020 season indefinitely.

Postponed games are expected to be played during the summer, which could see the opening of the upcoming transfer window delayed.

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