Liverpool have called off negotiations with Roma over the transfer of Dejan Lovren after growing frustrated at their attempts to unsettle the player and a failure to formalise the offer that was discussed, sources have told ESPN FC.
The Serie A club communicated that they were willing to put together a package that would see the defender earn £3.6 million a year, while the European champions were to receive a fee in excess of £15m.
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Dejan Lovren has been omitted from Liverpool's Super Cup squad against Chelsea as talks progress with Roma over a £15 million transfer, sources have told ESPN FC.
Illness was the reason provided for the 30-year-old's absence ahead of Wednesday's showdown against Chelsea in Istanbul, but it is understood that positive negotiations are underway with the Serie A side.