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Danny Mills has claimed Tottenham will be “looking to snap up” Dejan Lovren this summer especially with Jan Vertonghen likely to leave. 

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested there is a shortage of quality centre-backs currently available.

According to a report in the Daily Express, Spurs have joined Lazio and London rivals Arsenal in pursuit of the 30-year-old, who is valued by Jurgen Klopp at £18million.

Spurs are expected to be on the hunt for a centre-half this summer with Jan Vertonghen out of contract, and expected to leave, this summer.

When asked if the Croatia international would be a smart signing for the Lilywhites, Mills told Football Insider: “He is the self-professed greatest centre-half in the world. There seems to be a shortage of defenders out there at the moment.

“He has slipped down the pecking order at Liverpool and there will now be teams looking to snap him up. He is still a good player. Although he has quality he does make a mistake from time to time.

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“There will be Premier League teams high up the table that are looking at his services.

“He would be an obvious replacement for Jan Vertonghen were he to leave Spurs this summer.”  

The 30-year-old has struggled with injuries this season and has subsequently fallen down the pecking order at Anfield.

Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez have established themselves as Jurgen Klopp’s preferred defensive partnership – limiting Lovren to just to 14 appearances in all competitions.

In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider player is to receive a “huge” pay rise in new deal.