AC Milan will make a move for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren once their appointment of Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo has been completed, according to Sky in Italy.

Giampaolo is expected to replace Gennaro Gattuso in the hot seat at Milan and will be tasked with rebuilding a squad that finished fifth in Serie A last season prolonging their absence from the Champions League to six years.

Milan have been linked with a move for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen who is reportedly on Arsenal‘s radar but another central defender in their sights is Lovren after he slipped down the pecking order at Liverpool.

According to the Times, Milan would have to table an offer of £25m for Liverpool to consider Lovren’s sale, although the Italian club’s prospective new sporting director Ricky Massara is a fan of the Croatia international.