Liverpool and Chelsea are in a mission to strengthen their defense in summer. There are ready to fight each other to get the signature of Lyon defender Dejan Lovren. The 23-year-old centre back has caught the eye of both Brendan Rodgers and Rafa Benitez following some strong defensive performances in the French league and also in Europe.
Rodgers is eying Lovren as the perfect replacement for Jamie Carragher, who is set to retire at the end of the season. Rodgers feels that he need one more defender to challenge Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger, Sebastian Coates is yet to prove his worth as the third choice centre half.
Chelsea and their manager Rafa Benitez are also keeping a tab on Croatian defender, as their captain John Terry isn’t getting any younger, while David Luiz and Gary Cahill are still mistake prone. They feel Dejan Lovren will bring the much needed stability to the blues’ defense.
It is believed that a bid of eight million pounds will be enough to sign him from Lyon. Everton is another club who is also monitoring Lovren.
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