According to TalkSport, Liverpool midfielder Lucas Lieva is set to join Inter Milan on loan in January.
The Brazilian came close to leaving Anfield for a Serie A side during the summer in the form of Rafa Benitez’ Napoli, but it now appears the San Siro is the more likely transfer destination.
Leiva has enjoyed a revival of fortunes on Mersyside lately, making seven starts since the beginning of November compared to just six outings across all competitions in the opening months of Liverpool’s campaign.
But it’s believed the 27 year-old is not a fixture in Brendan Rodgers’ long-term plans for the first team, in part due to the arrival of Emre Can during the summer – a likeminded defensive midfielder seven years Leiva’s junior.
Resultantly, the South American is keen to find a club that can offer him a more significant role in their starting XI for an extended period, and Inter Milan, now managed by former Manchester City gaffer Roberto Mancini, have answered his call.
Italian publication Tuttosport revealed earlier this week that Leiva’s agents have been in the Italian city for some time in a bid to thrash out a deal – which could include the option for a permanent move at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool entertain Arsenal at Anfield tomorrow afternoon in the Premier League’s late kick-off.