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Lovren hopes for European push

New Southampton signing Dejan Lovren says he is hoping to help his new club push for a European place this season, having sealed his switch from Lyon.

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Dejan Lovren: Wants Southampton to challenge for a European place

Dejan Lovren: Wants Southampton to challenge for a European place

The 24-year old, who spent three years with the Ligue 1 club since joining from Dinamo Zagreb, attracted interest from a number of European sides, with Liverpool also reported to have been keen on securing his services.

Lovren cost the Saints a fee believed to be in the region of £8million, and he thinks that it is an exciting time to be a part of Mauricio Pochettino's squad.

"I had a discussion with the chairman and the manager, it's a great project and I want to play a part of this project and because of that I want to play here," he told Sky Sports News.

"Now I am here and I am very happy.

"We have a dream and the dream is top seven, top five, top four, I don't know. We want better, of course we want better, and we can do better."

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ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

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o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

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think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

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