first_imgARSENAL are one of four London clubs eyeing up Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, according to reports.The Croat, 30, has one year left on his current deal and Jurgen Klopp is willing to let him leave when the transfer window reopens.1 Dejan Lovren is a reported transfer target for four London clubs including Arsenal and TottenhamCredit: AFP – GettyAccording to teamtalk.com, the Gunners are ready to make an offer for the centre-back.But Mikel Arteta already has David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis and Rob Holding – currently out injured – in his squad.Pablo Mari is on loan but expected to sign permanently in the summer with William Saliba returning from his loan at Saint-Etienne as well.Arsenal have also been linked with RB Leipzig sensation Dayot Upamecano who would undoubtedly walk into the starting XI at the Emirates.The North London club are also keen on Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes, Samuel Umtiti of Barcelona and unsettled Bayern Munich man Jerome Boateng.However, should they make an attempt to sign Lovren they could face competition from rivals Tottenham as well as West Ham and Crystal Palace who are also understood to be interested.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners newsIf Lovren does leave Liverpool in the summer, he would prefer to stay in England and London would be his destination of choice.However, the report also adds that teams in Italy, Spain, Germany and France have all made approaches.Liverpool are hoping to get £18million for the defender who joined from Southampton for £20m in 2014.Despite being a regular starter in his opening four seasons at Anfield, he has dropped down the pecking order in Klopp’s side.Joe Gomez is the first-choice partner for Virgil van Dijk at the back with Joel Matip also ahead of Lovren.This season he has featured just 14 times across all competitions.Latest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaHis only Premier League appearance since December 7 came in the Reds’ sole Premier League defeat of the season, the 3-0 loss at Watford.After that shock result, Lovren admitted his side were “ashamed” for throwing away their Invincibles dreams.Liverpool are likely to try and bring in a replacement for Lovren should they find a suitable buyer for the former World Cup finalist.Best free transfer XI available to Premier League clubs this summer including Arsenal target Matty Longstafflast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 22 (PTI) French auto major Renault today launched a new version of small car Kwid in India powered by 1.0 litre petrol engine and priced up to Rs 3.95 lakh (introductory price, ex-showroom Delhi), as it aims to take on the market leader Alto K10 from Maruti Suzuki.Renault currently sells Kwid with an 800cc (0.8L) engine priced between Rs 2.64 lakh and Rs 3.73 lakh.The new 1.0 litre variant comes in two variants priced at Rs 3.82 lakh and Rs 3.95 lakh, respectively. Buyers, will now have to shell out Rs 22,000 more for the top model of the 1,000cc variant.Maruti Alto K10 is priced between Rs 3.25 lakh and Rs 3.82 lakh for manual variants (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). It also comes with CNG and auto gear shift options.”With this launch, we look forward to welcoming more customers into Renault family as we endeavour to aggressively build our presence in India,” Renault India Country CEO & Managing Director Sumit Sawhney told reporters here.The company is enhancing production capacity of the model as it wants to reduce the waiting period from 2-3 months to 1-2 months, he added.”We are producing 10,000 units of Kwid every month. We can ramp up further if required upon launch of the newer versions,” Sawhney said.When asked if the company is also looking to bring the model with an auto gear shift transmission, Sawhney said, “We are still working on it.”He added the company is in the process of building up its product portfolio in the country and would launch one model each year over the next few years.advertisementKwid has been a success in the country with the company having already retailed over 1.65 lakh units of the model since its launch last year.The variant comes with a brand new 1.0 litre SCe engine which is optimally designed for better performance.It also comes with various features like sport designer graphics on the doors, pro-sense seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters, among others.On the companys future plans, Sawhney said, “Our roadmap for India is very clear with an immediate goal of achieving a market share of over 5 per cent by the end of this year.”The company will continue with its product offensive strategy, reinforced by the Kwid 1.0L SCe launch, and substantially grow the Renault brand in India, he added.”Together with our product portfolio expansion strategy, we are also significantly increasing our sales and network reach in India,” Sawhney said. (MORE) PTI MSS JM ABKlast_img read more