Lucas Leiva has denied he is on the verge of leaving Liverpool, following reports Inter Milan are considering making an approach to sign the player.
The 27-year-old midfielder has become a prominent figure at Anfield since his move from Gremio in 2007, but has suffered several serious injuries over the past two years, leading to the likes of Jordan Henderson taking the Brazilian's starting role.
But despite this, Leiva has denied he has received an offer from the San Siro club and remains concentrated on his Liverpool future.
“I can say that at the moment I have received no offers,” Lucas said to FcInterNews.it
“Liverpool have never contacted me regarding this possibility.
“So I can’t say there is a chance of me going to Inter, because I am under contract at Liverpool. Serie A definitely is a great league though.”
Leiva, alongside several high-profile players, missed out on a spot in the Brazil World Cup squad and will not have the opportunity to help his country win the competition on their home soil.
But after making 27 league appearances for Brendan Rodgers' side in what was a highly successful season for Liverpool, it would seem the defensive midfielder is still in the manager's plans.
However, reports of a summer clear-out at Anfield have emerged, with Rodgers reportedly in the market for two 'top-class' acquisitions.
These summer dealings could lead to Leiva becoming surplus to requirements at the Merseyside club, and prompt a switch to Serie A.