According to the latest reports, Liverpool are said to be willing to sell midfielder Lucas Leiva this month if they receive a bid in excess of £7 million.
The Brazil international joined the Reds in the summer of 2007 under previous boss Rafa Benitez and immediately became involved the first-team picture dispute his then young age.
The former Gremio man remained a key fixture for the Anfield outfit up until last season, when an injury sustained early in the campaign hindered his chances of regaining a regular spot.
This season, a run of bad form prompted boss Brendan Rodgers to turn to Lucas in a bid to tighten up the midfield and his introduction has coincided with the club’s somewhat improved recent form.
Nonetheless, the 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from the club for much of the current campaign and interest from Serie A giants Inter Milan is said to be strong.
According to Sky Sports Italia, the Merseysiders have decided not to stand in his way should Lucas seek a January exit and are allegedly willing to accept a bid in excess of £7 million.
“Lucas Leiva has attracted the attention of Inter Milan, who want to sign the Brazilian this month. Liverpool are not willing to loan Lucas, and would only consider selling the 28 year-old this month, if they receive a bid in excess of £7m,” the report claims.
It is also claimed in the report that Lucas is open to a move to Italy this month.