Report: Liverpool expected to allow Lucas Leiva to join Inter

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With his career winding down at Anfield, Liverpool is expected to allow its longest-tenured player to make an exit.

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According to ESPN FC, the Reds are willing to part ways with midfielder Lucas Leiva, who has currently caught the eye of Serie A side Inter Milan. The Italian club is reportedly looking to add the Brazilian in the near future, and could do so with either a loan or permanent transfer.

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Leiva, 29, joined Liverpool back in 2007 after coming to the Premier League from Brazilian side Gremio and has made over 230 appearances in all competitions for the Reds.

With young defender Joe Gomez back in the mix for Jurgen Klopp‘s side, the club is reportedly more flexible in allowing Leiva to leave Anfield. Leiva has appeared in eight PL matches this season for Liverpool and had been forced to provide defensive cover for Klopp prior to Gomez’s return from injury.

The Reds currently sit third in the PL table heading into Tuesday’s match against Stoke City, nine points off the pace set by league leaders Chelsea.