Liverpool could be forced to alter their transfer plans for the summer if interest in Dejan Lovren proves to be genuine, according to the Evening Standard.

The Croatian centre-back has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield, with Joel Matip the preferred option alongside Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez returning to full match fitness.

It was reported yesterday that Serie A side AC Milan have now turned their attentions to the 29-year-old, who may be tempted to leave the Premier League for a fresh challenge.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY13: Dejan Lovren scores a towering header in the Premier League match between Liverpool and Brighton at Anfield on May 13, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Reuters)

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Liverpool will reportedly not entertain any offers below £25million for the player, however, so Milan will have to firm up their interest if they want to land him.

Milan are about to hire Ricky Massara from Roma as their sporting director, and he’s believed to be a big fan of Lovren.

Jurgen Klopp doesn’t want to have a busy transfer window again this summer, but if an acceptable offer comes in for their fourth-choice centre-back, the German is unlikely to stand in his way if he wishes to leave the club.

If that happens, the Reds will need to recruit reinforcements in defence, meaning the various rumours circulating about defenders linked with the club could start to gain some substance.

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