How likely is Lucas Leiva to join Beşiktaş?

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Updated: August 18, 2015

After not being able to secure the services of either Ozan Tufan or Gökhan Inler, Beşiktaş have only 12 days left to find a defensive midfielder who suits their needs.

Over the past few days the name of Liverpool’s defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva has been mentioned, but how likely is the Brazilian to join Beşiktaş?

Not very, according to journalist Firat Günayer who reports that Leiva’s agent is currently in Italy to negotiate terms with Internazionale. Yesterday it was also reported that AC Milan were interested in the services of the player.

According to Günayer, if Leiva and Inter can not reach a deal the chances of Beşiktaş signing him significantly increase. But right now it looks unlikely and the player will probably continue his career in Italy.

It has been reported that Beşiktaş president Fikret Orman is currently in the UK to finalize a transfer for a defensive midfielder, Leiva being among the candidates but the Black Eagles have also been linked with Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel.

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Kaan Bayazit

Editor-in-chief at Beşiktaş International
Freelance sports writer specialized in Turkish football and Beşiktaş. Co-host of the Black Eagles podcast. Frequently featured in World Soccer Digest Japan and many other international media outlets. Following Turkish football for close to two decades. Proud father to Aedin.
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