The 28-year-old Brazilian was left out of Liverpool’s squad to face Stoke City on the opening weekend of the Premier League season and will be available for offers of around £8m.
By all accounts Lucas Leiva wishes to remain at Anfield but is no longer considered a key part of Brendan Rodgers’ first-team plans.
The tigerish midfielder has struggled with injuries in recent seasons and made just 16 Premier League starts in 2014/15.
The arrival of James Milner offers Rodgers a strong midfield option whilst youngster Emre Can is also adept at filling a defensive midfield berth.
Lucas Leiva has completed eight seasons at the Merseyside outfit and has made 275 appearances for the club.