Liverpool reject bid for Lucas Leiva

**CORRECTION - NB editors Lucas not Henderson ** Liverpool's Welsh midfielder Joe Allen (2nd R) celebrates with Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on April 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool have rejected a loan-bid from Beşiktaş for Lucas Leiva according to the Liverpool Echo.

The report claims that the Reds have recalled Leiva to the team following injury to captain Jordan Henderson.

Leiva will be given another chance to fight for his place in the Liverpool team.

The experienced midfielder has been linked with a move abroad and Beşiktaş are reported to be in talks over a loan move according to football agent Ahmet Bulut.

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.

Leiva has struggled for playing time after a series of injuries but has failed to regain his place in the team after recovering.

The experienced midfielder has yet to start for Liverpool this season.

The Reds take on Arsenal at the Emirates stadium on Monday 24 August in the Premier League.

Liverpool have won their two opening game of the season against Stoke City and Bouremouth.

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