Liverpool midfielder Lucas set for Lazio move

British media said Liverpool had accepted a bid of £5 million for Lucas, who was pictured on Sunday holding a Lazio scarf at an airport.

FILE: Southampton's English midfielder Adam Lallana (R) competes with Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva (L) during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton on September 21, 2013. Picture: AFP

ROME – 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.

British media said Liverpool had accepted a bid of £5 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.