Both Inter and AC Milan look set to battle it out for the signature of Liverpool's outcast midfielder Lucas Leiva.

 

The Brazilian looks set to leave Anfield after almost a decade in Merseyside and it appears Milan may well be his next destination, ​according to Tuttosport in Italy.

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Inter Milan are rumoured to have been interested in the Brazilian for a number of weeks, and with Lucas' contract set to expire in the summer the club appeared to be willing to wait to land their target.

 

However, city neighbours AC Milan are reportedly keen to sign the player this month, a deal which is certainly more appealing to Liverpool as they could receive financial compensation for the player should he move in January.

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It appears that the two Milan sides will have to compete amongst each other now to determine who will sign the experience midfielder.

 

Despite both sides winning the Champions League in the last decade, the city rivals have struggled in recent years. The two teams are separated by three points and two places in the Serie A table, with AC just edging out their rivals in fifth place.

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Should Lucas end up at the San Siro, he will provide a wealth of experience for either side.

 

Lucas, who was signed by Rafa Benitez in 2007 has gone on to play over 300 times for the Reds, but has only registered six goals in that time.  

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He won the 2010-11 Player of the Year for Liverpool was also part of the League Cup winning team in 2012.

 

The Brazilian has represented his county on 24 occasions, the last of which coming in 2013