Both Liverpool and the Brazilian midfielder reportedly agreed a season-long loan deal to the Turkish club after he was omitted from Brendan Rodgers’ first two Premier League squads of the season.
He was then recalled for Monday night’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal after an injury to Jordan Henderson and Rodgers described him as his “best defensive midfield player”.
Now Besiktas president Fikret Orma has told a press conference: “Liverpool do not want him to go.
“The transfer can only go ahead with their say so there is nothing we can do right now.”
The Daily Mirror reported on Wednesday morning that Lucas would re-join the first-team squad ahead of Saturday’s home clash with West Ham.