Liverpool Target Set For Spurs Talks As Londoners Hope To Seal €19m Deal

By on June 21, 2014

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Tottenham are linked with Liverpool target Dejan Lovren.

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to make a €19m bid for Dejan Lovren with new boss Mauricio Pochettino hoping it will be enough to land the Southampton defender ahead of Liverpool, according to reports today.

Lovren was signed by Pochettino last summer when he took the centre-back to St Mary’s from French outfit Lyon and he enjoyed an excellent debut season in the Premier League after helping the Saints to an eight-placed finish.

His impressive form has led to strong interest from Liverpool with Brendan Rodgers understood to have made the Croatian defender one of his key transfer targets, and there have been reports suggesting the Merseysiders have already had a £12m turned down which prompted the player to hand in a formal transfer request.

With no deal in place, Lovren headed off to the World Cup and it looks like Liverpool’s failure to agree a fee with Southampton could cost them as the Metro claim that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is set to raid his former club with a €19m (£15m) bid.

It remains to be seen whether that will be enough to persuade the Saints to cash-in, but the newspaper suggests that Spurs are hopeful and are now due to meet with Lovren’s agent early next week to discuss a personal terms over a switch to North London.

It’s going to be interesting to see how Liverpool respond to Tottenham’s interest and you’d expect they will up their opening offer if Rodgers really does want to take him to Anfield.

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While Lovren may enjoy a positive relationship with Pochettino, you’d think the fact Liverpool can offer Champions League football would make them favourites, as playing in Europe’s elite competition was cited as a main reason he put in a transfer request, so my money would still be on the Croatian international ending up at Anfield this summer.

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15 Comments

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  2. Abiodun

    June 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Anoda player 2 be hijack again by hotspur what are lfc lukin

    • Steve

      June 21, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      And in English?

  3. johnny

    June 21, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Lovren wants to quit Southampton for champions League football, he has stated that just 2 weeks ago, Spurs cant offer that, so where does that leave your story. ???

    • SP

      June 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      This is one transfer story that I have reason to believe to be real. Spurs made an approach for Lovren. It was rejected. Immediately after, Lovren handed a transfer request in. Or so I am led to believe.

      I don’t know exactly what he said about CL football…but isn’t it just possible that he means ‘in the coming years’ and believes joining Spurs would be a good way of achieving this (please, not asking if ‘you’ see this as likely, just if it is possible that Lovren does), and was not referring to one immediate year in the CL? Or are you of the opinion that Liverpool are nailed on to qualify for the CL again next season and so any player who joins them is guaranteeing several years of CL football?

      • David

        June 21, 2014 at 9:55 pm

        such a load of crap, im sick of seeing made up stories about our players. Why dont you go and jump in the fcking river, you are not getting any of them, period.

        • SP

          June 21, 2014 at 10:35 pm

          Are you saying he didn’t hand a transfer request in?

          • St Ripper

            June 22, 2014 at 12:26 am

            We have had two offers for him… From foreign clubs. No EPL club has actually bid. So this is all just guff.
            If he goes anywhere, it’s to Barcelona. They are the reason he handed in a transfer request, not your tin pot ckubs

            • spurian

              June 22, 2014 at 12:31 pm

              “tin pot club” coming from a southampton fan. priceless

  4. jason. t

    June 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Very strange, Lovren left a Champion league qualified team (Lyon) to join Saints, yet now he is supposedly demanding a move because he wants champions league football, sounds like a made up story to me !

  5. TRexTheRED

    June 21, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Sounds like his agent is trying to force BR into action! If however he is really willing to go to Spuds it will only be because of the manager!

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  7. tony

    June 22, 2014 at 1:53 am

    The 10th Southampton player Spurs have been linked with this summer.

  8. ptit

    June 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    please stop revucling storirs. Tottenham are only going to get discarded 2nd rate players which are rejected by othet clibd.Look at negotiations done by loverpool chelsea man c etc. They got class money and the guts. Sputd are in a sad state of affairs. deceiving themselves and the fams.

  9. Me

    June 22, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Wrong. Spurs asked to speak to Lovren days after Pochettino was appointed and Southampton refused so he handed in a transfer request. It had nothing to do with any Liverpool offer and the Champions League is merely a smokescreen. His preferred destination is with Pochettino at Tottenham.

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