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Dejan Lovren

25-Year-Old Defender     Southampton  Premier


Croatia

Birthdate:  July 5, 1989    Birthplace:   Zenica, SFR Yugoslavia    Nationality:  Croatia    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  185 lbs    

July 25, 2014    Dejan Lovren News

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Lovren is expected to undergo a medical for Liverpool on Saturday ahead of a 20 million move from Southampton, The Guardian reports.

After bagging 75 million in the Luis Suarez sale, Liverpool continue to spend. Lovren made it quite clear earlier this summer that he wanted a move to Liverpool, and he will be a very helpful piece in the back line.

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July 20, 2014

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Lovren is expected to complete a transfer to Liverpool in a 20 million move from Southampton, Tony Barrett of The Times reports.

Lovren has all but given up on playing for Southampton this season and has done all he can to force a move to Anfield. He should be an immediate starter if he joins the Reds and he could be a valuable fantasy asset this season.

July 4, 2014

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Southampton have reportedly rejected a bid by Liverpool for Lovren, as they look for more than 20 million for their starting centerback, The Guardian reports.

Lovren joined Southampton just last summer in an 8.5 million move from Ligue 1 side Lyon, so they're clearly going to make a nice profit on the defender. Southampton have already sent Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert to Anfield, so finishing this deal doesn't appear to be a longshot.

March 21, 2014

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Manchester United manager David Moyes may consider Lovren (groin) as a potential replacement for the departing Nemanja Vidic, reports the Daily Mail.

Lovren has made 23 appearances for Southampton so far this season, and is currently recovering from a groin injury. Moyes continues to scout replacements for many positions as he attempts to rebuild the team, and Lovren is one United have been keeping an eye on.

March 15, 2014

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Lovren picked up a knock in the 95th minute of Saturday's 4-2 win over Norwich City.

Lovren appeared to have a great clean sheet opportunity Saturday against Norwich City, but two goals after 80th minute took that away. The knock came late in the match, so it is unclear how serious it was, as Southampton had already made their three substitutions in the match.

February 24, 2014

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Lovren returned from an ankle injury for Saturday's game against West Ham, but he did not feature off the bench.

Lovren last played on January 18 against Sunderland and clearly wasn't up to fitness enough to play Saturday in a 3-1 loss. His next opportunity will come Saturday against Liverpool.

January 25, 2014

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Lovren is expected to miss between six-to-eight weeks after suffering ligament damage in his ankle in last weekend's match against Southampton, the BBC reports.

Lovren had been one of Southampton's best defenders this season, so it's obviously a big hit to the team. Teammate Gaston Ramirez suffered a similar injury and faces the same amount of time out.

January 23, 2014

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Lovren suffered ligament damage to his ankle during last weekend's match against Sunderland and will now face an undetermined period of time on the sidelines, the Daily Mail reports.

Lovren, who tallied seven clean sheets, two goals, and one assist before going down, ranked among fantasy's best defenders to this point in the season. Since medical testing is still ongoing, Lovren has yet to receive a definitive timetable for his recovery. Nonetheless, the Croatian figures to not be available in the near future, which should test the depth of Southampton's central defense.