Manchester United Transfer Report: Lucas Moura "Only Wants to Join United"
With the transfer news on Manchester United transfer target Lucas Moura having gone peculiarly quiet in the last few days, all hell seems to have broken loose Thursday.
And whilst, for those who have followed the long-running saga, £21 million (potentially rising to £25 million) is an extraordinarily low price, there are contrasting reports coming from other media outlets.
According to ESPN, Lucas' parents have told Sao Paulo president Juvenal Juvencio that the player only wants to move to Old Trafford this summer (h/t Manutd.com).
The report claims that Inter Milan's sporting director had indeed met with Sao Paulo regarding a possible transfer, but that the Italian's offer was far less than the Brazilian club's valuation.
In quite colourful terms, the report reveals that Lucas has been "seduced" by the lure of Manchester United.
With the player currently taking part in the Olympic soccer tournament, it was previously believed that a decision regarding his future wouldn't be made until after it had concluded.
But, with Sao Paulo in a difficult financial position, it is suspected that they would sanction selling their biggest asset if an acceptable offer was made.
With the start of the Premier League season less than a month away, Sir Alex will no doubt be considering his options in the transfer market, ahead of what will likely prove a difficult campaign.
The addition of Lucas Moura may just tip the balance in his team's favour as they look to snatch the league trophy back out of rival Manchester City's hands.
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