Lucas Leiva will not be signing for Galatasaray this summer.
After being given a 24-hour ultimatum by the Turkish side earlier in the day, the club’s sporting director has now admitted defeat.
According to the Echo, he said they would look elsewhere:
“We are no longer pursuing Lucas Leiva, we will continue efforts to sign alternative names instead,” said Levent Nazifoglu.
It’s thought that Klopp would be happy to sanction a Lucas transfer, but only if he’s happy with the options he still has available to him. It’s unclear whether or not that criteria is being met at the moment – especially given our mini injury crisis.
Loris Karius, Mamadou Sakho, Joe Gomez, Pedro Chirivella, Ovie Ejaria and Lucas are all injured and out of the Arsenal game, while Grujic and Milner are being assessed on a daily basis at Melwood.made 315 appearances since joining the club in 2007.
The Brazilian has made 315 appearances since joining us from Gremio in 2007. He is our longest-serving player.