Besiktas’ President Fikret Orman has traveled to Liverpool as he looks to complete the transfer of Lucas Leiva according to NTV Spor.
The report stats that Orman will attend a meeting with the Red’s with the view to loan Lucas on a year long deal with an option to sign the Brazilian at the end of the season.
Turkish football agent Ahmet Bulut – who also represents Arda Turan – recently stated that Lucas was keen on a move to Besiktas.
“The player is keen on a move to Turkey, in my opinion the move is close to completion,” Bulut told Radyospor.
The Black Eagles are in need of a central midfielder following long-term injuries to Veli Kavlak and Tolgay Arslan.
Juventus and Inter Milan are both interested in signing the out-of-favour defensive midfielder according to Eurosport.
The Brazilian international made 32 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions last season.
Besiktas won their opening game of the season 5-2 against Mersin and are currently coached by former Turkish national team manager Senol Gunes who guided the Crescent-Stars to third in the World Cup.