Lucas Leiva could be on his way to Besiktas this summer, with the Turkish side confirming talks with Liverpool over a season-long loan.
With Lucas Leiva‘s time at Liverpool looking likely to come to an end this summer, Turkish giants Besiktas have confirmed talks with the Reds over a possible loan deal.
Erdal Torunogullari, head of the club’s transfer committee is reported to have declared: “Lucas is a player on our shortlist, talks are ongoing.”
Lucas has been linked with a move away from Liverpool after being omitted from Brendan Rodgers’ match-day squad for the first two fixtures of the new Premier League season.
This brought suggestions that the Brazilian is looking to leave after a “fall-out” with the manager.
Though Liverpool would likely prefer a permanent transfer for the defensive midfielder, Besiktas board member Erol Kaynar believes a loan deal is possible.
“A loan deal is likely,” he said.
“It could go ahead within the next two days.”
As Liverpool look to trim their midfield ranks entering a new season, Lucas could finally depart the club he joined from Gremio in 2005.
With two years left on his Reds contract, however, a loan move would likely complicated a potential sale next summer, as Liverpool have found with the likes of Pepe Reina and Oussama Assaidi in recent years.