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Atletico Mineiro Eye Move For Liverpool Defender Lucas Leiva

Former international midfielder Lucas Leiva could leave to join Atletico Mineiro in his homeland, according to media reports.

The 30-year-old has had limited opportunities under Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and is said to be open to the prospect of joining a new club.

According to Uol Esporte, Atletico’s coach Roger Machado is also considering a move for former Brazil internationals Elias and Jadson.

Lucas, who has made 235 appearances for Liverpool since joining the club from Gremio in 2007, still has 18-months left on his Anfield contract.

On Wednesday, the Brazilian scored his first goal for the club in almost seven years in their FA Cup third round visit to Plymouth.

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