Inter boss admits Lucas interest

Inter coach Roberto Mancini has conceded that Liverpool defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva 'could help us'.

The future of Lucas Leiva has been the subject of much debate over the last few months and Inter boss Roberto Mancini may try and bring the Brazilian to San Siro.

It has been suggested that Lucas will head away from Anfield on loan in January in search of more regular first-team football.

The 27-year-old did play for Liverpool in their 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the weekend, but the consensus is that Brendan Rodgers would be happy to let him move on.

Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has been frequently linked with an attempt to add Lucas to his Napoli squad, but no solid move has ever been made.

And another Italian club has emerged as a possible destination because Mancini has stated his views on Lucas.

"It'd be tough to get to Lucas, but he has a lot of experience and he could help us," the Inter tactician is quoted as saying by Sportmediaset.

"It's not easy when you talk about bringing in such a talented player who is at Liverpool."

Lucas's wages could be a problem for Inter, but they did manage to meet Nemanja Vidic's demands when he left Manchester United last summer.

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