Turkish giants demand Liverpool ace to make transfer decision tonight

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MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: Wesley Sneijder (R) of Galatasaray AS celebrates scoring their opening goal with teammate Lukas Podoloski (R) during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match between Real Madrid CF and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 18, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

The Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray seem to have extended their deadline for Lucas Leiva by another day.

The clubs sporting director Levent Nazifoğlu told Turkish-Football during Cavanda’s signing ceremony that Liverpool have until the end of Tuesday to make a decision regarding Lucas’ transfer.

Per the source, Galatasaray have agreed personal terms with the Brazilian midfielder who has a year remaining on his contract with The Reds.

The Liverpool based paper the Echo report that the deal has been delayed because Klopp wants assurances that defensive cover will be brought in should Lucas leave.

Liverpool are facing of a defensive crisis with Mamadou Sakho, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all out injured. To make matters worse Martin Skrtel recently joined Fenerbahce and Kolo Toure parted ways with the club over the summer.

Lucas provided one assist in 40 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions last season.

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