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Liverpool consider Lazio's £5m offer for midfielder Lucas Leiva

14 July 2017

The former Brazil global has spent over a decade at Anfield but is expected to seal an emotional exit amid an increased level of competition in his role.

But when interest waned, it was thought the 30-year-old would stay on Merseyside, with another year left to run on his current contract.

Lazio are selling Lucas Biglia to AC Milan for £17.6 million and the Italians want Lucas to be his replacement.

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And many Liverpool fans are devastated at seeing the Kop man leave the club this summer.

A medical and personal terms are still to be passed and finalised before Lucas can complete the move.

Lazio, managed by Simone Inzaghi, have made an approach to Liverpool and Lucas is considering his options before the squad fly to Hong Kong on Sunday to take part in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

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Lucas is now Liverpool's longest-serving player, having made 344 appearances for the Reds since moving to Anfield from Brazilian outfit Gremio in 2007.

Talks are ongoing between the relevant parties and could see the player omitted from plans to feature in Friday's friendly against Wigan Athletic.

But with the midfield-trio of Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana now regular starters for Klopp, Lucas often found himself deployed as a center-back last season.

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Liverpool consider Lazio's £5m offer for midfielder Lucas Leiva