Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva's agent has revealed that his client could leave Anfield and join Napoli in January.
The 27-year-old has failed to feature regularly as the Brazil international has started only in two Premier League matches so far this season for Brendan Rodgers' side.
Lucas' current deal with the Merseyside club runs down in the summer of 2017. He was signed by former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez in 2007. The Spaniard is now looking to bring his former player to Napoli in the mid-season transfer window.
"Is it possible that Lucas could leave Liverpool in January? Yes, naturally. Lucas likes Rafael Benitez a lot. After all, the two know each other well from when the Spaniard was coaching Liverpool," Lucas' agent Henrique Coelho told Calciomercato.com.
Meanwhile, Lucas has also admitted that he is open to the possibility of making a move away from his current employers after falling down the pecking order at Liverpool.
"I must think about leaving as there is no room for me at Liverpool," Lucas told Radio Marca.
"I'm not speaking to anyone at the moment because I'm under contract, but I am looking around, given I am not playing."
"There was contact with Napoli last summer, but the parties didn't reach a satisfactory agreement. The situation at Napoli was not advantageous for everyone but despite that, I know Rafa Benítez has always had a lot of faith in me.
"I want to play but at the same time, I need to be patient. I need to find a solution, be it at Liverpool or some other club. In the past there were rumours linking me to Atlético Madrid, but there was nothing concrete," the Liverpool midfielder concluded.
Liverpool have struggled this season and Rodgers has preferred skipper Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen ahead of Lucas in the midfield position. It is likely that the South American midfielder could part ways with the Merseyside club and join Benitez at Napoli in January.