Liverpool have reportedly agreed a fee with Southampton for Croatian defender Dejan Lovren, with the defender on the cusp of carrying out his medical at the Merseyside club, according to ESPN.com.
The central defender has been the top defensive target of Brendan Rodgers for the entire summer, and the talented manager will be delighted at finally getting his man.
Much like Loic Remy and Divock Origi, the Anfield club considered flying Lovren to the United States to have his medical carried out on their summer tour, but logistical changes between various US cities over the weekend, has meant that it makes little sense for the defender to join them.
Liverpool conceded 50 goals in the Premier League last season despite finishing second in the league, with the side reliant on their sensational attacking force for their successes in the league.
Southampton were loath to lose the player this summer, but felt powerless to keep him after he spoke publicly of his desire to join Liverpool.
Lovren told Sportske Novosti that his “head is already at Liverpool”.
Lovren will become the third player to move from the south coast to Merseyside this summer, after England internationals Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana confirmed moves earlier this summer.