According to reports, Liverpool and Inter Milan could strike up a player-swap deal this month with Lucas Leiva going to the San Siro, and Nemanja Vidic going to Anfield, despite his Manchester United connections.
The duo are both reportedly on their way out of their respective clubs, and with Inter keen on signing Lucas, they may offer Vidic as part of the deal as a straight player-swap, according to the Daily Express.
Roberto Mancini, who has just taken over at Inter, has already made his first signing, with Lukas Podolski joining on loan from Arsenal, but the Italian is keen to add more faces, even if they are just loan deals.
Mancini has admitted he's interested in signing Lucas from Liverpool, and is also monitoring Bayern Munich's, Xherdan Shaqiri.
Since arriving at the San Siro over the summer, Vidic has struggled to find his form and has struggled to adapt to Italian football, leaving Mancini with a decision to make regarding his future.
The big Serbian international left Old Trafford after his contract expired, but since leaving, he has been strongly linked with a quick return back to England, with United keen on bringing him back. However, it now looks like he could be making a shock move to United rivals, Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers is in dire need of new defensive figures after the club still struggles at the back, and Vidic is seen as a cheap, but experienced option, and with Lucas wanted by Inter, they feel a deal could be struck quickly and hassle-free.
Reports coming out of Italy are saying that Vidic has been told he can leave the club this month, and it looks likely that they will try and offer him to Liverpool with the view of having Lucas go the other way.
Lucas has struggled to break into the Reds' first-team, despite Rodgers being a big fan of his, but with Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson in the centre of the midfield, the Brazilian has struggled to get regular first-team football.
However, with Gerrard set to leave the club in the summer, Rodgers may want to keep Lucas until they find a suitable replacement for the Englishman.
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