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Old Trafford look to complete deal to sign Sao Paulo teenager.
Manchester United pressing ahead in £30m chase for Brazil star Lucas
Manchester United are pressing to finalise the £30million transfer of Brazil’s Lucas Moura, 19, from Sao Paulo.
A delegation from Brazil is due for talks at United.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson clearly has his heart set on signing impressive young Brazilian international Lucas Moura this summer and the fact that the Sao Paulo man is in England competing in the 2012 Olympics gives the Scot a window of opportunity he is keen to utilize.
Having failed with earlier bids for the teenager the Old Trafford clubs are looking to try one last time to sign the attacking midfielder and this source claims that talks between the two sides are set to get underway.
The 19 year old starlet is considered one of the hottest prospects in South American football and with 15 national team caps to his name and over 100 senior appearances for Sao Paulo, Lucas Moura has already achieved a great deal and may feel the time is right to make what is something of an inevitable move to Europe, a move that most notable talents from the region will make at some point in their careers.
Though Ferguson has brought in Shinji Kagawa he may still feel the need to bring in more creativity to a midfield that is perhaps a little too rigid.
Man United lack a goal-threat from this area and Moura could well help provide a natural link between midfield and attack that perhaps Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Anderson and Darren Fletcher, who is still to recover from illness, are unable to provide.
That said £30m is a high price to pay for a teenager, especially one who has no European footballing experience and it seems unlikely that Ferguson will further increase his bid if Sao Paulo demand he do so.
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