Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has suggested he’ll be sticking around at Anfield for next season.
The Croatia international has reportedly been the subject of interest from AC Milan recently, with Calciomercato reporting a few days ago that the player’s agent was actually in Italy for talks.
Apparently the Rossoneri are keen on the Reds star, who lost his starting place with Liverpool last term.
Having arrived back from the World Cup injured, the former Southampton man had to watch from the sidelines as Joe Gomez and then Joel Matip both impressed alongside Virgil van Dijk.
But judging by the player’s latest comments, an exit could be unlikely.
With his focus on next season, he told the club’s official website: “We’ll go again step by step. Let’s focus on each game in the Premier League, on each game in the Champions League again.
“It will be, like we know, a battle between the top four. They are good teams, especially Man City, so they also again want to prove [they are ready].
“But we are also one of the contenders and I am confident in this team because we are growing each year, we are each year better, so I hope we can beat the 97 points.”
It certainly doesn’t sound like Lovren has his eye on a move elsewhere judging by those words.
Surely if he was departing he would not be talking in such a manner.
Saying that he hopes ‘we’ can beat the 97 points of last season would suggest that he is ready to stay and fight for his place.
£100,000-a-week star Lovren (Spotrac) is known for being something of a straight talker, so it would be interesting to see him now move on after these comments.