Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool may need to break transfer fee records in order to sign Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas in January according to talkSport.
The Brazilian wonderkid is the target of many clubs across Europe including Inter, but Sao Paulo have claimed it would take an irresistible offer to sign the talented youngster who became a full Brazilian international this year, already scoring goals for the national team.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder was voted the star man in the South American Under-20 Championships this year putting him firmly on the radar of United and Liverpool amongst others who will need to cough up a possible record breaking bid to satisfy the Brazilian club.
Despite Sao Paulo’s claims, bitter rivals United and Liverpool are planning £25million bids in January to prize the youngster to the English Premier League, but that is not thought to be enough and so negotiations could go on for months.
A source at Sao Paolo said: “Our idea is not to sell and definitely not in January. We would only be willing to let him go if an irresistible offer comes in.”
Lucas has already made 50 club appearances for Sao Paulo as well as numerous at many levels for Brazil, continuously impressing scouts across the world and putting pressure on his club to allow him to leave.