According to ESPN sources, Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva wants to leave Anfield and is intrigued by apparent interest from Inter Milan.
The Brazilian midfielder has been wonderful since his return to the first-team, starting Liverpool’s last seven matches and helping them go undefeated in that time.
As a result, the prospect of the 28-year-old leaving Merseyside this month is slim to say the least, but the ESPN report claims that while Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled out selling him, the player himself would be open to a move.
The report adds that Lucas feels undervalued at Anfield, a strange statement given his clear importance – as shown by the club’s record with and without him this season.
With Liverpool now looking very much on the up, selling one of their most important players with little time to replace him would be foolish in the extreme, and for that reason alone Reds fans should surely remain calm over the prospect of losing the player, at least in the short term.