Gremio keen to re-sign Liverpool's Lucas Leiva - president

Gremio president Odorico Roman has told Zero Hora that they are keen to re-sign Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva.

Lucas, who is currently Liverpool's longest-serving player, moved to Anfield from Gremio in 2007 and has widely been linked with a return to his homeland, Brazil.

The 30-year-old has one year remaining on his current Liverpool deal and faces an uncertain future, with Jurgen Klopp admitting at the end of last season that he had "no idea" whether he had played his last game for the Reds.

"Lucas is a great player, it would be an impact signing," Roman is reported to have said. "If there is a possibility within the financial constraints of the club, and that also serves Lucas' interests, it is possible that he may come.

"At this time, there is no negotiation. I talked to him a few days ago. At any moment we can make contact.

"He is also seeing the interest of other clubs. There is, yes, possibility of him coming but there is nothing in progress right now."

Sources told ESPN FC in December that Liverpool would not stand in Lucas' way amid interest from Inter Milan due to his loyal service to the Merseyside club.

Lucas has made 346 appearances during his decade at Liverpool -- last season playing 31 times in either midfield or central defence.