San Siro manager keen on Anfield battler.
Inter Milan are reportedly showing an interest in Liverpool battler Lucas Leiva which may lead to a bid for the Brazilian as new boss Claudio Ranieri looks to reverse the aging nature of his San Siro side.
The Serie A giants have struggled this season, poor form that led to the sacking of Gian Piero Gasperini after just a few months in the job, and former Chelsea boss Ranieri has earmarked a move for the Anfield midfielder as he looks to add more steel to his squad.
Lucas has been a virtual ever present at Liverpool over the past couple of seasons has gone from a whipping boy with the club’s supporters to being a strong presence in the centre of the Liverpool midfield. The 24 year old only signed a long term contract in March and therefore any move to lure the former Gremio man may well fail to amount to anything.
Ranieri may feel that the chance of probable regular Champions League football, as well as teaming up with five of his fellow Brazilian internationals may well tempt the tough tackler and any move to capture Lucas may well prove more plausible if Kenny Dalglish fails to secure a top four finish this season.
Inter Milan have a squad which is top heavy with a mass of players aged 30 years and over and Claudio Ranieri is hoping to secure funding in order to plan for the future, plans that may have to be financed in part from the sale of playmaker Wesley Sniejder, who is consistently linked with a move away.