July 17, 2017 / 10:30 PM / 3 months ago

Liverpool midfielder Lucas set for Lazio move

ROME (Reuters) - Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva looks set to join Lazio after the Serie A club on Monday posted a picture of the Brazilian having a medical on their official Twitter account.

Britain Football Soccer - Liverpool v Middlesbrough - Premier League - Anfield - 21/5/17 Liverpool's Lucas Leiva in action Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic

British media said Liverpool had accepted a bid of 5 million pounds ($6.53 million) for Lucas, who was pictured on Sunday holding a Lazio scarf at an airport where he was mobbed by fans.

He is Liverpool’s current longest-serving player after 10 years on Merseyside but was left out of the squad for Friday’s friendly draw with Wigan Athletic to sort out his future.

The 30-year-old started 19 games in all competitions last season and has made a total of 346 appearances -- 247 in the Premier League -- since arriving from Gremio in 2007.

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Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Rory Carroll

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