By Wayne Veysey
Dejan Lovren is close to agreeing personal terms with AC Milan as he closes in on his exit from Liverpool, Football Insider understands.
The Italian giants are yet to table a formal bid for the Croatia international but they have made clear their interest to the Merseyside giants.
An Italian source has told Football Insider that Milan are willing to offer Lovren, who turns 30 in July, a long-term contract as well as a regular starting role.
This is attractive to the experienced defender, who has been a first choice for much of his time at Anfield but has now slipped to fourth choice in the centre-back pecking order at Anfield behind Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.
There are growing signs that Lovren will move to Milan if they can agree a fee with Liverpool for the player they signed from Southampton in the summer of 2014.
The player is eager for regular football and a long-term contract, something he is unlikely to get at Anfield after so many niggling injuries in recent seasons.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is willing to given the green light for Lovren to leave and secure first-team football elsewhere, something that is likely if Milan or another of his suitors pay the near-£30million asking price.
Lovren has made 170 appearances for Liverpool in five seasons and played some of the best football of his career last year, when he was integral to the club reaching the Champions League final against Real Madrid and Croatia securing a place in the World Cup final.
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