AS Roma identified Liverpool star as a replacement for Kostas Manolas

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Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has reportedly remained top transfer target for Serie A giants AS Roma and player himself is keen on to leave Anfield this summer.

The Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport reports that have this morning reported that Croatian centre-back Lovren ‘considers his English cycle closed’.

The report claims that the 30-year-old World Cup finalist would even be willing to lower his asking price in order to secure a move summer move to Serie A.

Lovren has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield with Jurgen Klopp prefers three players over him.

Joel Matip has overtaken him as the Reds second starting defensive end alongside Virgil van Dijk, with Joe Gomez named as a substitute centre-back.

Lovren cost the Merseyside Reds £20m when they lured him from Southampton back in 2014.

He has made 170 appearances for the Jurgen Klopp’s side over the past five campaigns – however, appeared in just 13 Premier League games last season as his role in the first-team declined.

While Liverpool are unlikely to sell the centre-back now that the English transfer window has closed, Corriere dello Sport claims that Roma are still considering whether to launch a bid.

The Italian giants are in the market for Kostas Manolas replacement who has made the switch to Napoli and  Dejan Lovren who has less than two years left on his contract at Anfield seems to be an ideal candidate.