Liverpool are watching Lazio – £5m bid for midfielder Lucas Leiva

Lucas Leiva 10-year Liverpool career could be to close the drawing with the club is considering a £5m offer from Lazio for the Brazilian midfielder.

The 30-year-old has 12 months remaining on his contract, but will be allowed to leave in pursuit of more regular football.

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Lazio, led by Simone Inzaghi, an approach for Liverpool and Lucas is considering his options, before the team fly to Hong Kong on Sunday to participate in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

Jürgen Klopp’s team will play their second pre-season friendly at Wigan Athletic on Friday, but Lucas may not be involved in featured in the 4-0 win at Tranmere Rovers on Wednesday, after Lazio bid.

Lucas is the oldest player in the Liverpool squad 346 competitive appearances since arriving for £5m from Gremio in 2007. He was not used to be a good interior defender Klopp is limited but, with the prospect of a regular starting role, the Liverpool manager will stand in the way of an exit, should Lucas decide to.