Liverpool are set to cash in on Dejan Lovren this summer if a club matches their £30million valuation, Football Insider understands.

The Merseyside giants are confident of making a profit on the centre-back even though he has missed much of this season through injury and turns 30 in June.

A club source told Football Insider that manager Jurgen Klopp is willing to given the green light for Lovren to leave and secure first-team football elsewhere after an injury-ravaged campaign.

Recruitment chief Michael Edwards has assembled a shortlist of centre-back candidates ahead of the summer window and has identified Norwich City rising star Ben Godfrey, 21, as a possible replacement for the Croatia international.

Liverpool are confident of a £30million fee for Lovren, given his experience, pedigree and the fact he is tied to a contract that runs until June 2021.

Lovren joined Liverpool from Southampton for £23million in the summer of 2014 and has gone on to make 165 appearances for the club.

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He played some of the best football of his career last year and was integral to the Reds reaching the Champions League final and Croatia securing a place in the World Cup final.

But the 29-year-old has subsequently suffered a series of niggling injuries and has made only 13 appearances this season, with Joel Matip and Joe Gomez leapfrogging him in the centre-back pecking order at Anfield.

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