Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is reportedly a January target for Inter Milan with the Nerazzurri plotting a £4m bid to land the Brazilian.
Daily Mirror have reported that Inter Milan are showing interest in Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva. The Brazilian has seen himself being relegated largely to the bench this season, and the 29-year-old could soon be leaving Anfield, with Inter Milan plotting a £4m bid in January.
Lucas has grown into one of the leaders in the present Liverpool squad. But the tenacious defensive midfielder has found his chances limited, with the 29-year-old featuring in only 292 minutes in the Premier League out of a possible 1530. The player has managed just 8 league appearances in the current season, 5 of which have come off the bench.
The Brazilian has regularly been tipped to leave the club, with Turkey looking like the most likely destination, as top clubs like Besiktas and Galatasaray have continuously expressed interest in securing the player’s services, on loan or otherwise. But it now looks like Inter have joined the queue for the 29-year-old.
New Nerazzurri boss Stefano Pioli is set to oversee a January clear-out and is eyeing additions to the midfield to bolster his options, as he seeks to steady the rocking ship. The Mirror report has claimed that Inter Milan attempted to sing Lucas in the summer, and are hopeful of securing the player now that he is out of the starting XI picture at Liverpool.
Inter have made an enquiry as to the availability of the 29-year-old, and the Nerazzurri are confident an offer of £4m plus add-ons would be enough to secure a transfer for the player.
Klopp may opt to keep Lucas Leiva till the end of the season though, with the player being one of the very few experienced personalities in the squad. Liverpool are in the hunt for the Premier League trophy and the presence of such a player could prove to be very influential.
However, if Klopp manages to add to the midfield options in January, he may sanction the sale of Lucas Leiva. The player himself will be looking to secure regular first-team football, something which would be hard to find for him at Anfield.