Barcelona are moving for wantaway Southampton defender Dejan Lovren. The Daily Star says Lovren submitted a transfer request in a bid to force through a move away from Southampton.

Liverpool are leading the chase for the 24-year-old centre-back and it has been suggested he is keen on a switch to Anfield.

But according to reports in Spain, Barcelona will step up their interest in Lovren this summer having been hugely impressed by the reports gathered by the club's scouts.

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