Liverpool star set for shock summer exit

Inter Milan are lining up a summer move for Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, according to reports from talkSPORT.

The Reds are set for a first-team overhaul in the coming months, with Brendan Rodgers said to be ready to ship out at least 10 players who are either in or around his senior squad to free up space for top class additions ahead of next season.

One star he is thought to be ready to axe is Lucas, with the Brazilian no longer thought of as a key man at Anfield.

The composed enforcer overcame a rocky first few years on Merseyside to develop into one of Liverpool’s top performers in recent campaigns, but a series of injuries have limited his playing time and robbed him of the pace and guile he once possessed.

But Inter are ready to offer the 27-year-old a fresh start at the San Siro, and are hopeful that Lucas himself will be keen to accept.

The South American looks to have lost his holding midfield role to Steven Gerrard and missing out on Brazil’s squad for the World Cup this summer is rumoured to have come as a serious blow to the player, who knows he must be playing regularly to break back into the Selecao set-up.

A fee of around £8m is being mooted, which may appeal to Rodgers as he plots moves for Dani Parejo of Valencia and Southampton captain Adam Lallana.


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