According to the Mirror, Tottenham are preparing to bid for Dejan Lovren, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool since the end of the season.
The centre-back only joined Southampton last summer, but after a solid first season in the Premier League, a number of top clubs are now considering whether to bid for his services. The Saints have placed a £15million asking price on the player, meaning the club will almost double the money they paid last year.
However, despite the offer of a hefty return on Lovren, the club are reluctant to continue to sell their star players, after seeing former academy member, Gareth Bale, go on to become the world’s most expensive striker last summer. Lovren has reportedly handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force his way out of the club.
Lovren failed to keep Croatia in the World Cup, after loses to Brazil and Mexico saw them finish third in group A, so the player will now turn his attentions to making a decision on where he will be playing next season.
Liverpool were favourites to land the star defender, as they are able to provide him with Champions League football next season, but Tottenham have emerged as serious contenders to land his signature. Former Saints boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has taken over at Spurs, which could sway the Croatian’s decision.
A move to Tottenham would mean he only gets to play in the Europa League next term, but his faith in Pochettino to take Spurs in the right direction could persuade him.
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