Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has been given permission to speak to Lazio about a £5m move to Italy.
The Brazil international, who has spent a decade at Anfield, will be absent for Friday’s friendly with Wigan at the DW Stadium.
The 30-year-old, whose contract expires next summer, played 45 minutes at centre-back alongside Joel Matip against Tranmere Rovers on Wednesday.
Lucas joined Liverpool in 2007 for £5m from Brazilian side Gremio.
He has played 346 games for Liverpool, including 247 in the Premier League.
The Brazilian has frequently been used as a defender by current Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp but was deployed as a defensive midfielder for much of his time under former boss Brendan Rodgers.
He is Liverpool’s longest-serving current player.