Southampton increase their demands for Lovren despite his recent outburst.
Southampton have slapped a £25 million price tag on their central defender Dejan Lovren after the Croat recently criticised the club for not allowing him to move to Liverpool, according to the Daily Star.
The Saints are hell bent on playing hardball over the sale of their star players and did the same with the likes of Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana, who left St. Mary’s for substantially inflated transfer fees earlier in the summer.
Although the Reds have offered a pretty hefty £20 million for the 24-year old, the Saints are keen on extracting every bit they can for Lovren as well, despite the former Lyon man’s open outburst recently.
Frustrated with the club’s insistence on an unreasonable fee, Lovren was quoted saying recently, “Liverpool sent the offer and the club haven’t informed me. That wasn’t right. I found out about the bid from other people which disappointed me and I realised I’ve got no business staying at Southampton.
“Liverpool sent a £20m offer and they paid £9m for me, so they would’ve earned more than twice the amount.”
It would be interesting to see how the saga pans out over the course of the summer and whether Reds boss Brendan Rodgers would be willing to spend over the top to land a centre-back, who only moved to the Premier League last season.
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