Arsenal and Tottenham set to battle Lazio in race to land Dejan Lovren

first_imgARSENAL and Tottenham are once again set to go head-to-head with this time being in the race to land Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren.But Italian outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi have claimed the north Londoners face competition from Lazio, who already have former Reds Lucas Leiva and Luis Alberto on their books.1 Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has attracted interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal and TottenhamCredit: AFP – GettyBoth AC Milan and Lyon, who failed to land Lovren last summer, also reportedly remain interested in the Croatian’s services this summer.Liverpool have slapped an £18million asking price on the centre-back, who has just one year left on his £85,000-a-week Anfield deal.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners newsSpurs may be willing to meet the Reds vaulation, having started drawing up replacements for Jan Vertonghen, who is out of contract at the end of the season.The Belgian, 32, who was an unused substitute in the club’s Champions League exit to RB Leipzig, appears to be no closer to signing an extension.Jose Mourinho has also set his sights on Real Madrid’s Brazilian defender Eder Militao, as well as a move for £22m-rated Rangers star Borna Barisic.Mikel Arteta meanwhile is desperate for defensive reinforcements at Arsenal, having been forced to bring in Pablo Mari and the injured Cedric Soares in January.But rumours of a move for Lovren is unlikely to delight fans, with the 30-year-old failing to convince during his six-stay on Merseyside.In fact, his only Premier League appearance since December coincided with Liverpool’s only top-flight defeat of the season – a 3-0 humbling to Watford.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesSunSport previously reported how West Ham ace Issa Diop was another target for Arsenal, with Manchester United and Chelsea also keen on the defender.Arteta would hope to pair the Frenchman with his compatriot William Saliba, who will return from his loan spell at Saint-Etienne in the summer.The Gunners are also said to be orchestrating an entire France backline, as they recently reignited their interest in Paris Saint-Germain full-back Layvin Kurzawa.Dejan Lovren gives respect at the lone Everton supporter he spotted among 750k Liverpool fans at Champions League bus tourlast_img

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