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Man Utd make €33m Lucas bid - report

July 13, 2012
By ESPN staff

Reports in Brazilian newspaper Lance! state that Manchester United have made an offer of €33 million for Sao Paulo starlet Lucas Moura.

Lucas Moura is one of Brazil's brightest stars
PA PhotosLucas Moura has been pursued by Inter Milan, Man Utd and PSG

• Inter confirm Lucas interest
• United in pole position for starlet

Lucas, 19, is considered one of the best prospects in the Brazilian game and has been linked with a move to Europe for some time, with Inter Milan this week linked to the young star.

After Sao Paulo director of football Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes laughed off talk of a €25 million move to Italy, it has been the Red Devils who have been in pole position for the youngster.

The newspaper reports that Manchester United officials in the country are awaiting a response from the club, but they are hopeful that a bid in excess of the €30 million that Sao Paulo have always maintained will be required will be enough to secure Lucas' services.

Lucas will arrive in England next week as part of Brazil's Under-23 squad for the Olympic Games, where he is joined by United full-back Rafael.