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Croatia international plays down Liverpool link

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Lyon defender Dejan Lovren has turned down recent speculation linking him with a move to Premier League club Liverpool. 

The 23-year-old defender has established himself in the Lyon side since his £6m move from Dinamo Zagreb in 2010. The Croatia international has since gone on to make 73 appearences in the Lyon first team, scoring two goals.

And it is this form that has ensured the defender has attracted interest from a range of clubs including Liverpool, Chelsea, Roma and Valencia - all of whom are rumoured to be interested in gaining the services of the defender.

Lyon could cash in on the defender, who still has two years remaining on his contract that runs out in the summer of 2016. 

Speaking to Croatian website Tportal.hr, Lovren was adamant that he is not looking for a move away from the Stade De Gerland, despite interest in his services.

"Each player wants to join a big club," the Croatian said. "I am under contract until 2016, but anything can happen. Having said that, I am in no rush to leave Lyon."

These words come as a surprise after Lovren had laid bare some of his frustrations with Lyon over a variety of issues in an interview with Sportske Novostsi in April. 

In the interview, Lovren revealed he stated he had lost interest in training and was looking for a move away from France. But it looks like the defender has since completed a dramatic U-turn on his playing preference. 

 

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