Lucas undergoes Inter medical

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    Lucas would leave with the blessing of Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool utility man Lucas Leiva underwent a medical with Inter Milan ahead of a move on Thursday afternoon.

    That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who are reporting that the Brazilian traveled to Italy for assessment ahead of a deal being completed.

    Inter are said to be keen to have the twenty-nine year old available for their fixture against Udinese next week and have started proceedings to get the move done in good time.

    Lucas was absent from training at Melwood on Thursday evening, which added to the speculation that he had made the trip to Italy for the medical.

    Manager Jurgen Klopp is said to have given the thumbs up to the deal after being impressed with teenager Joe Gomez since the former Charlton Athletic man returned from his long-term injury absence.

    Lucas has been used as a backup central defender this season behind Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan and the return of Gomez would only see him fall further behind in the race for first-team football.

    With the Reds in the semi-finals of the League Cup and in the title race, it seems that Lucas would be severely restricted when it comes to game time if he decides to stay at the club.

    It would bring to an end his ten year association with the club following his arrival from Gremio in 2007.

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