Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp facing fight to keep hold of star midfielder

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Lucas Leiva of Liverpool clashes with Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final second leg between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to keep hold of the Brazilian international midfielder Lucas Leiva according to the Mirror.

However, the German tactician is facing an uphill task as he us unable to offer Lucas regular first-team football.

The report goes onto state that the 29-year-old is a valued member of the squad and Klopp is trying to persuade Lucas to remain at Anfield. If Lucas leaves this summer it will put an end to his nine-year spell at the club.

Meanwhile, a source close to the Lions told Turkish-football.com that Galatasaray have reached an agreement with Liverpool over a €2.5 million transfer fee. Talks with Lucas are at an advanced stage and just a few details remain to be sorted before the move can be completed.

 

Galatasaray have given football agent Ahmet Bulut a mandate to hold negotiations between the club and player on behalf of the club. Bulut represents Arda Turan and has close ties with the Gestifute player management company headed by Jorge Mendss.

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