The Northern Irishman is not convinced by Lucas.
Inter Milan have been keeping tabs on Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva for some time and Brendan Rodgers is on the verge of allowing the Brazilian to leave, reports the Times.
Rodgers has never been truly been convinced by Lucas’ capabilities since first taking over at Anfield back in 2012, although the 28-year-old’s return to the starting XI has coincided with a run of just one defeat in 12.
The 41-year-old is also concerned that be letting the South American leave for Inter he will leave himself with too few options in midfield in his squad.
That is because captain Steven Gerrard is unable to compete as regularly as before and Joe Allen has recurring knee injuries, which means Emre Can and Jordan Henderson are the only other two who can be relied upon.
However, should the Nerrazzuri make a significant enough offer Rodgers will part with Lucas and use the funds to strengthen his squad in other areas.
The Northern Irishman has admitted that he needs a new goalkeeper – with both Brad Jones and Simon Mignolet struggling for form – and Chelsea’s out of favour stopper Petr Cech is looking like a possible option.