Wednesday July 9 2014
Napoli weighing up Lucas options

Napoli are chasing Lucas Leiva, but the Partenopei are split as to whether to offer a loan or buy him outright.

Rafa Benitez is keen to reunite with the Brazilian midfielder, whom he bought from Gremio to the Premier League in 2007.

The 27-year-old fell out of favour at Anfield last season, with Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard forming a tight partnership.

And with Emre Can and Adam Lallana arriving to bolster the middle of the pitch, it seems as if Lucas’ Liverpool career could well be over.

La Repubblica claim that Napoli are confident they can get the midfielder, but sporting director Riccardo Bigon is weighing up whether to first loan Lucas, or buy the player outright.

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