Liverpool midfield Lucas Leiva insists he has no knowledge of any approach from Internazionale
Liverpool midfield Lucas Leiva insists he is not aware of any approach from Internazionale.
The 27 year-old, who has been capped 24 times by Brazil and is on Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's reserve list for next month’s World Cup, has had a mixed season.
Injuries and a change of position for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to Lucas’s preferred holding role have limited him to just 20 Premier League starts.
With his role now seemingly as a squad player, rumours have suggested he could move on this summer with Inter, who need a replacement for the departing Esteban Cambiasso, believed to be keen.
“I can say that at the moment I have received no offers,” Lucas told FcInterNews.it, as reported by Football Italia. “Liverpool have never contacted me regarding this possibility.
“So I can’t say there is a chance of me going to Inter, because I am under contract at Liverpool. Serie A definitely is a great League though.”
Should Lucas join Inter, he would find himself playing alongside Seleção team-mate Hernanes, who he considers a friend.
“Us playing together one day? I have known Hernanes for a long time and we have already played together many times at international level,” he continued.
“He is a fantastic player and a wonderful person.”
Lucas has been with Liverpool since July 2007, when they signed him from Grêmio for £5 million. The Dourados native has made over 240 appearances for the Reds and won the 2011-12 League Cup.