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.
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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