Brendan Rodgers will allow Lucas Leiva to move to Italy this month if he is successful in his pursuit of Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph, according to the Daily Mirror.
Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 12 matches Lucas has started, with the Brazilian proving to be one of the key factors behind the Reds recent turnaround.
But reports have consistently linked the 28-year-old with a move to Italy, with former boss Rafael Benitez keen to bring him to Napoli, whilst newly appointed Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has also expressed an interest.
Delph – who has broken into Roy Hodgson’s England squad this season – is out of contract at Villa Park at the end of the season, and has shown no interest in signing a new deal.
Liverpool hope they can lure him to Anfield for £7.5million this month, which would leave the door open for Lucas to make his switch to Italy.
Benitez is eager to sign the player he brought to England in 2007 on an initial loan, with an option to buy at the end of the season.
Do you think Lucas Leiva should be allowed to leave Liverpool this January? Let us know your thoughts below.
I have been a huge supporter of Rodgers through all this season criticism but if Rodgers sells Lucas and replaces him with Delph – a player with dreadful injury record and available on a bosman in a few months I doubt i will be supporting Rodgers much longer.
Lucas has been one of Liverpool’s best players recently and although he is not world class replacing him with Delph is no improvement so unless Liverpool sign a world class replacement for Lucas theres no point in selling him
I love liverpool all over my heart in june o7 its 4o yers ago have taaoos m department there is 3 big flag stretlemblem 8gamesirt 6prshort 2pr trainings bukser sengeinned and much more i really love this club my email dosent work i live in denmark, Hvidovregade 41kstuenth Carl Frederiksen tlf41688926 vh Carl Frederiksen.I like Markovich
I want to see Nigeria’s Ogenyi Onazi in a red shirt this january. Please rogers should get him in, better than delph.