Liverpool midfielder Lucas set for Lazio move

Liverpool midfielder Lucas set for Lazio move
By Reuters

18/07/2017 at 06:25Updated 18/07/2017 at 06:27

ROME, July 17 (Reuters) - Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva looks set to join Lazio after the Serie A club on Monday posted a picture of the Brazilian having a medical on their official Twitter account.

British media said Liverpool had accepted a bid of 5 million pounds ($6.53 million) for Lucas, who was pictured on Sunday holding a Lazio scarf at an airport where he was mobbed by fans.

He is Liverpool's current longest-serving player after 10 years on Merseyside but was left out of the squad for Friday's friendly draw with Wigan Athletic to sort out his future.

The 30-year-old started 19 games in all competitions last season and has made a total of 346 appearances -- 247 in the Premier League -- since arriving from Gremio in 2007.

($1 = 0.7659 pounds) (Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Rory Carroll)

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