Liverpool midfielder expected to join Besiktas by end of week

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)

Lucas Leiva could join Besiktas by the end of the week according to the football agent Ahmet Bulut.

Bulut – who represents Arda Turan – stated that the Liverpool man is close to a loan move to Besiktas.

“An agreement is yet to be reached however we should have an outcome within 24 hours,” Bulut told Radyospor.

“Talks are ongoing but a deal should be wrapped up by the end of tomorrow.” 

Besiktas have made a loan offer for Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva according to NTV Spor. The Black Eagles are in need of a central midfielder following long-term injuries to Veli Kavlak and Tolgay Arslan.

The Serie A duo Inter Milan and Juventus are both in the race to sign the out-of-favour defensive midfielder according to Eurosport.

Lucas lost his place as Brendan Rodgers deep-lying midfielder after an injury plagued season and is expected to leave over the transfer window.

The Brazilian international made 32 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions last season.

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