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Lucas: Decision after Olympics

July 30, 2012
By ESPN staff

Brazil attacking midfielder Lucas Moura has insisted that he will not make a decision on his future until after the Olympics, following reports linking him with Manchester United.

Lucas Moura is one of Brazil's latest generation of stars
PA PhotosLucas Moura is one of Brazil's latest generation of stars

Lucas, 19, is currently in the United Kingdom with Brazil's Olympic football side and made a substitute appearance at Old Trafford on Sunday as the side beat Belarus 3-1 to progress to the quarter-finals.

It is reported that Manchester United have had a €36 million bid rejected for the Sao Paulo youngster, with the Brazilian club holding out for €40 million.

After the game at Old Trafford, Lucas told ESPN Brasil: "At the moment I'm a São Paulo player and I'm focused on the Olympics.

"I don't want to worry about this. If I am meant to leave now, it will happen. Otherwise, I'll remain calm because I'm still very young.

"After the Olympics are over, I'll decide. If I stay at Sao Paulo, I'll be happy because it's the club where I started my career."

Lucas Moura has already made 15 appearances for his country, scoring once in a victory over Argentina.