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Liverpool are reportedly negotiating with Serie A side Lazio over deals for two of their talents, according to Italian news outlet Il Messaggero.
Not only are the Reds planning a deal for both Stefan de Vrij and Wallace, but Lucas Leiva could be joining the Eagles at the end of the transfer window. The report further stated that Lucas would be signing for the Italian club for free and he would not be offered an extension by Jurgen Klopp.
While the deal for Lucas is ongoing, Liverpool seem to have contacted Lazio regarding the availability of De Vrij and Wallace, as their defensive options are limited for the new season.
De Vrij has been linked with a move to Anfield for a few weeks but that interest seemed withdrawn after Virgil van Dijk deal was back on track. However, the defender have been making waves in the Serie A and Liverpool are just one of several English clubs interested in bringing him down to England.
The Dutchman would be a lot cheaper that Van Dijk and could turn out to be a decent option for Liverpool if they are unable to agree a deal for the Southampton man.
Wallace is a new player the Reds are linked with and the Brazilian central defender made 30 appearances for the Serie A outfit as they finished 5th in the league after an impressive campaign. The move for the Brazilian does seem unusual as De Vrij would be a better option considering he is more experienced and much more skilled.
The Brazilian’s time at the club seem to have reached the tail end and it was a bit surprising to see him play in the friendly against Tranmere recently. Lucas was used more as a central defender in the previous season and with a plethora of midfield options at the club already, the former Gremio man would not be deployed to that position this season too.
Lucas was linked with a move away from Anfield at the opening of last season too but he remained at the London club due to Klopp’s insistence. Now, it is the right time for the midfielder to say his goodbyes after 10 long years.