The Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray have set aside €3 million for Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva according to the Fanatik.
The daily Turkish paper states that the Lions are preparing the Brazilian international as their plan B if they are unable to sign Lassana Diarra.
Lucas came close to leaving Liverpool at the beginning of last season but was kept on following a long term injury to Jordan Henderson.
The 29-year-old has one year remaining on this contract with Liverpool which may lead to the Reds cashing in. However, Galatasaray will be unable to make any big money transfers this summer due to restrictions place on them by UEFA.
The Lion’s Istanbul rivals Besiktas have also been linked with Leiva according to the Mirror.
The daily tabloid claims that the Lucas could be on the verge of an exit from Liverpool as part of head coach Jurgen Klopp’s overhaul of the squad Lucas made 40 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions last season.