A story about Dejan Lovren returning to the Premier League with West Ham continues to do the rounds on any number of Irons related site.
The only problem is it’s rubbish.
It has emerged again on TuttoMercatoWeb claim the club has tabled a two-year deal to lure him back to the Premier League from Zenit St. Petersburg. The defender is considering tearing his current deal up, which lasts until 2023.
The story only came about as a possibility when Uefa claimed to have given foreign players involved in the Russian League an ‘amnesty; allowing them to move on until April 7 following the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
Lovren, 32, joined Zenit in the summer of 2020 from Liverpool after seven years in the Premier League – six at Anfield, and one at Southampton. He has since added a Russian title to his name, and Zenit remain first this term.
Some haven’t been following the news, however, as the Premier League has now scrapped that April 7 arrangement some time ago claiming that it militates against sporting integrity.
And West Ham told us – they had no interest in the player anyway and that the tale was made up in the first place.