Rangers eyeing Lucas must be sickener for Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

Steven Gerrard shakes hands with Dave King as he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers are reportedly interested in bringing Steven Gerrard's former teammate Lucas to Ibrox this summer.

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Middlesbrough at Anfield in Liverpool, north west...

According to a report from The Scottish Sun, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is eyeing a potential move for Lucas as he continues to target a major overhaul of his Gers squad during his first summer in charge of the club.

The Scottish Sun reports that Lucas - who joined Lazio in a £5 million deal last summer - is keen on being reunited with former Liverpool teammate Gerrard at Ibrox, and if he manages to get him signed this summer, it may prove to be a deal that leaves Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers feeling rather annoyed.

Steven Gerrard shakes hands with Dave King as he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Like Gerrard, Rodgers worked with Lucas at Anfield. And also like the new Rangers boss, Rodgers has attempted to bring the Brazilian to Glasgow, with the Daily Record reporting in May 2017 that the Hoops were targeting a move for the holding midfielder as Rodgers attempted to build on the major success that he enjoyed during his first year in the Scottish Premiership.

Of course, Lucas would make the move to Serie A, and is now reportedly keen to join Gerrard's revolution at Rangers. But the Gers surely face an uphill battle themselves trying to get a move done.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during a training session at Lennoxtown Training Centre on April 27, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Scottish Sun added that Lazio are reluctant to sell the 31-year-old, and given that he played 35 times in the top flight this year, it would not be a surprise if the Biancocelesti made it difficult for a deal to be done unless they manage to get a replacement in.

Should Rangers manage to get Lucas signed, it would arguably be a huge statement from the Gers - not only because Lazio are not currently ready to let the midfielder leave, but because Rodgers had hopes to bring him to Celtic just one year ago. 

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