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Liverpool’s £32m Swoop For Lovren Replacement Ruled Out

Liverpool’s £32m Swoop For Lovren Replacement Ruled Out

Liverpool will not be pursuing Schalke defender Ozan Kabak as a potential replacement for Dejan Lovren, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The local newspaper says that German media reports claiming the Reds have registered an interest in the Turkish international are not accurate.

Kabak is said to be valued at €35m (£32m) by Schalke, who has also attracted interest from the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United in recent months, but it looks as though the Merseyside club will not be pursuing the 20-year-old.

With Lovren having departed Anfield for Zenit St Petersburg in a £11m deal, it leaves manager Jurgen Klopp with just three senior centre-halves so they are likely looking at the market to strengthen in that area.

Espanyol’s Leandro Cabrera has been mentioned as a potential option, along with Sevilla’s Diego Carlos, while a move for Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly cannot be ruled out, considering Liverpool’s past interest in the player.