Galatasaray set aside €2m for Liverpool midfielder

BANGKOK, THAILAND - JULY 14: Lucas Leiva of Liverpool greets the fans after the international friendly match between Thai Premier League All Stars and Liverpool FC at Rajamangala Stadium on July 14, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

Galatasaray are locked in negotiations with Liverpool over the transfer of Lucas Leiva.

A sources close to the Istanbul based club have that Galatasaray are trying to negotiate a €2 million for Lucas. However, The Red’s are hoping for a bid in the region of €3 million.

Liverpool are unwilling to allow the Brazil international to go out on loan with just a year remaining on his contract. The 29-year-old came close to leaving Anfield  last season but was kept on by manager Brendan Rodgers following a long term injury to Jordan Henderson.

Besiktas have also been linked with Leiva according to the Mirror.

The daily tabloid claims that Lucas may be on the verge of an exit from Liverpool as part of head coach Jurgen Klopp’s overhaul of the squad this summer.

Lucas made 40 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions last season.

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