Report: Inter Milan interested in Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva

Lucas Leiva

The Italians are looking for alternatives to Gianelli Imbula after he decided to join Porto.

Inter Milan may be interested in reviving a move for Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, according to the Corriere dello Sport.

The Italians had reportedly thought they had secured the signing of midfielder Gianelli Imbula from Marseille, only for the player to decide upon a move to Porto instead, with the attraction of more money and Champions League football playing their part.

That has led Inter to look for alternatives, and Roberto Mancini is said to have identified the Liverpool midfielder as one of them, as well as Mario Suarez of Atletico Madrid and QPR midfielder Sandro.

They are, however, keen to see which player can be secured for the best possible price, with the report in Corriere dello Sport saying they would prefer to secure a two-year loan with the right to buy at the end of it.

The position is not one of vital importance though, and they would be more than willing to wait and identify their target accordingly.

A move that makes sense

A move to Italy would make sense for Lucas, who still has a lot to offer but is unlikely to get much game time at Anfield under Brendan Rodgers.

The Brazilian has a number of players ahead of him in the midfield pecking order at the club, while James Milner has recently been added to that mix as well. In his position of defensive midfield, Emre Can is likely to move into that area next season after impressing during his first campaign in England.

The club would likely be keen on a deal as well, knowing they can get a decent price for him and use the money elsewhere, potentially in bringing in another forward that they so desperately need.

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