Galatasaray want out-of-favour Liverpool midfielder on a free transfer

Galatasaray want to sign Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva on a free transfer despite the midfielder having year remaining on his contract according Fotomac.

The report claims that the Reds are keen to get Lucas off their books to free up wages as Jurgen Klopp does not have plans for the experienced midfielder next season.

Galatasaray were linked with a €3 million bid but have been pushing the Reds to loan Lucas with a buyout clause option.

The Lions are under FFP investigation and have already been banned from European competition next season for failing to comply over the past few years.

The Istanbul giants have to be careful with their spending over the summer and would rather pay Liverpool a transfer fee at the end of the season.

Per the source, Galatasaray would be willing to pay his wages for the season. Alternatively they would be prepared to offer a contract worth €2.4 million per-season.

Lucas is currently the most experienced member of the Liverpool squad having joined nine years ago. The 29-year-old would become the second Liverpool player to join the Super Lig this summer joining Martin Skrtel.

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