Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren is reportedly a transfer target for the Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen, who are in the transfer market for defensive reinforcements, as per a recent report from a German outlet Bild.

Dejan has been a subject of intense transfer talk in recent weeks, having fallen down the pecking order at Anfield.

The Croatian star is in his sixth season with the Merseyside club, having arrived from Southampton back in 2014 and has gone on to make 170 matches for the club till date, netting 7 goals.

Lovren had been a regular defender for Liverpool’s defence for most of his spell with the Reds.

But, the Croatian player has found himself somewhat out of favour over the past 12 months owing to injuries and inconsistent form.

This, coupled with the emergence of the Englishman Joe Gomez and the improvement in the form of Joel Matip has pushed Dejan well down the pecking order.

The 30-year-old has not made it to the Liverpool matchday roster for both of their Premier League matches so far, as well as their UEFA Super Cup triumph over then-Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea.

All this has cast serious question marks over his long-term future at the club, with a transfer away being strongly mooted.

He has reportedly gathered interest from Serie A, where AS Roma are believed to be interested in signing him while AC Milan too had been touted with an interest in the centre-back.

And, as per latest reports coming out of Germany, Peter Bosz’s Bayer Leverkusen seem to have joined the pursuit of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finalist.