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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva in Rome to seal transfer to Lazio

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has arrived in Rome ahead of a move to Serie A side Lazio.

Lucas, 30, is set to complete a €5.5 million transfer to the Italian side. He touched down on Sunday at Fiumicino Airport, where he was welcomed by cheering supporters.

The Brazil international is scheduled to have his medical exam on Monday morning, before officially signing with the club.

"I am happy to be here," Lucas told reporters at the airport. "I haven't yet spoken to [manager] Simone Inzaghi.


Liverpool allow Lucas Leiva to hold Lazio talks - sources

LIVERPOOL -- Liverpool have accepted a £5 million bid from Lazio for Lucas Leiva, sources have told ESPN FC.

Lucas has been permission given to travel and discuss personal terms with the Serie A side and undergo a medical ahead of a possible move to Italy.

The versatile midfielder is in the final 12 months of his Liverpool current and has faced an uncertain future after Jurgen Klopp admitted in May that he had "no idea" whether Lucas had played his last game for Liverpool.

The 30-year-old,...

Gremio keen to re-sign Liverpool's Lucas Leiva - president

Gremio president Odorico Roman has told Zero Hora that they are keen to re-sign Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva.

Lucas, who is currently Liverpool's longest-serving player, moved to Anfield from Gremio in 2007 and has widely been linked with a return to his homeland, Brazil.

The 30-year-old has one year remaining on his current Liverpool deal and faces an uncertain future, with Jurgen Klopp admitting at the end of last season that he had "no idea" whether he had played his last game for the Reds.


Players most likely to be leaving Liverpool: Lucas and Moreno out?

It is an important summer for Liverpool in the transfer market as they look to build upon their top four finish.

Focus is mainly on incomings, but a number of players are likely to depart this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to build a squad that can adequately compete in both the Premier League and Champions League.

Here are five high-profile players likely to leave Liverpool this summer ...

Lucas Leiva

When asked at the end of the season whether Lucas had played his last game for the club, Klopp...

Steven Gerrard hopeful that Lucas Leiva opts to stay at Liverpool

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has said he hopes Lucas Leiva will stay at the club, believing there is "always a place" for him at Anfield.

Midfielder Lucas has been at Liverpool for over a decade but is planning talks with manager Jurgen Klopp about his future at the end of the season. 

Gerrard, who captained Lucas for eight years, hailed the 30-year-old's personality.

"I just smile when I think of Lucas because I've spoken about the player and what he gives to the team with and without the...

Lucas Leiva's 10 years at Liverpool: 10 reasons he's still so important to squad

In May, Lucas Leiva will celebrate 10 years at Liverpool since joining from Brazilian side Gremio.

After a testing start to his Reds career, Lucas has gone on to prove people wrong and made over 340 appearances during his 10 seasons at Anfield.

On Monday, Liverpool players of past and present gathered at a dinner to honour the Brazilian's service for the club.

ESPN FC lists 10 reasons why Lucas is still a valuable asset to the Merseyside outfit.