Renowned reporter claims top Liverpool target will 'sign by the weekend'

Jim White has tweeted that Liverpool target Dejan Lovren will complete his Anfield move by the coming weekend.

Dejan Lovren's transfer saga could be reaching its conclusion, according to Sky Sports journalist Jim White. The popular reporter tweeted out earlier today, 'Just heard on good authority that Dejan Lovren will be a #LFC player by the weekend.'

Liverpool had reportedly offered a significant amount less than Southampton's original asking price of £20 million for the 25-year-old Croatianm and it was thought that Southampton would hold out for that price. Yet since telling the club's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman that his head is already at Liverpool, Lovren has seemingly pushed the deal through.

This would obviously be good news for the Liverpool fans, who saw defensive errors cost them the first Premier League title in their history last season. The centre-back was a solid figure in the Southampton back four last season, and will add much needed steel to Liverpool's defence when his seemingly imminent transfer goes through.

However, it would be another massive blow to the hopes of The Saints. After having their best top-flight finish of 8th last year, they have seen their impressive young side side torn apart.

Lovren's sale will be the fifth big name departure from St Mary's Stadium so far this summer, as x-manager Mauricio Pochettino left to take the reigns at Tottenham, Luke Shaw went to Manchester United and Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana both went to Liverpool.

The signing of Lovren could be one of three deals that are set to go through for Liverpool this weekend. Striker Loic Remy underwent a medical in Boston today, ahead of a proposed £8.5 million move from QPR, whilst reports are also suggesting that Belgian teenage striker Divock Origi could complete his £10 million move Lille by Monday. 

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