Serie A duo join Besiktas in the race for Liverpool midfielder Lucas

Liverpool team news Yaya Toure

Inter Milan and Juventus are both in the race to sign Liverpool’s out-of-favour defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva according to Eurosport.

The report states that the the Serie A duo will make a move for the 27-year-old before the end of the summer transfer window.

Besiktas have also been linked with Lucas and are  set to make a bid for the Brazilian midfielder according to Eurosport.

The Brazilian midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield and could end up leaving over the transfer window.

Lucas lost his place as Brendan Rodgers deep-lying midfielder after an injury plagued season.

Beşiktaş are currently suffering an injury crisis in central midfield. Tolgay Arslan and Veli Kavlak are both out injured until the turn of the year.

Lucas made 32 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions last season.

The Black Eagles won their opening game of the season 5-2 against Mersin on Sunday 16 August.

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