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Rumour Mongering: Arsenal, Spurs, and Crystal Palace Battle for Dejan Lovren

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Whenever we get around to the next transfer window there could be plenty of competition for Lovren’s signature.

Liverpool Training Session Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

There may not be any football for us to watch these days, but that doesn’t stop people talking about what might happen when the season resumes and then ends and then the transfer window gets opened up.

Which means that it shouldn’t be surprising that while we’re mostly all stuck in self-isolation, there’s chatter out there in the digital world about Dejan Lovren’s future, with four Premier League sides said to want the veteran defender.

Lovren will turn 31 in July, likely around the time the 2019-20 season is being wrapped up, and the expectation is that with just one more season left on his contract he will then move on in search of playing time.

And according to TeamTalk and others today, Arsneal, Totenham, Crystal Palace, and West Ham—should they survive the resumed season—are all in the running for his services, as are unnamed clubs in Italy, Germany, Spain, and France.

In short, he’ll have plenty of options to choose from. And there should be enough clubs after him that Liverpool will expect a decent return despite his age, contract status, and that he’s now their fourth choice.

Lovren had looked on the verge of a departure for Italy last summer only for the deal to stall in the end, with Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp then more than happy to keep the veteran around as a depth option.