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Moyes could reportedly sign his £20m Man United target for West Ham at last

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According to Tuttomercatoweb, West Ham United will offer Lovren a return to English soil, via a two-year deal at the London Stadium.

But Lovren’s future beyond this season – like many of the RPL’s big-name stars – remains shrouded in doubt. What’s more, his Zenit contract has just over 12 months left to run.

“Dejan has a very important role for us,” Jurgen Klopp said of the former Lyon man just two years ago (Independent). “He has played in a Champions League final, in a lot of big games. He is a very reliable player.

“There is a value to his experience, absolutely. Since I’ve been in here, Dejan was always either in the team, close to the team or not available.”

Moyes, too, is a coach who understands the importance of ‘experience’.

Lovren might not be the young up-and-comer he was all the way back in 2014, when Manchester United were on the lookout for a new centre-back.

But the imminent retirement of captain marvel Mark Noble will rob West Ham of their most battle-scarred soldier. Perhaps Lovren can take his place.

In March 2014, David Moyes hatched a plan to strengthen Manchester United’s crumbling defence and save his ailing Old Trafford career.

According to The Mail, it was a plan based around the defensive talents of Dejan Lovren. Defensive talents that, at the time, threatened to make the 24-year-old one of Europe’s most coveted young centre-halves.