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Roma line-up Liverpool defender Lovren as Smalling alternative

Chris Smalling returning to Manchester United could send Dejan Lovren packing at Liverpool.

The England centre-back is pondering whether to stay at Roma permanently or go back to United after his season long loan spell.

And if Smalling comes back to England, Corriere dello Sportsuggests that Roma would go for Lovren on a free transfer.

The centre-back wants regular game time at his next club, as he is behind Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez at the Anfield club pecking order.

Roma have financial issues and the 30-year-old Croatian would be a bargain signing for them.

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