Manchester United’s chances of signing Lucas Moura could be reignited as Sao Paulo Vice President Jao Paulo de Jesus Lopez has announced that he believes a deal can still be reached, reports The Daily Mail.
The talented young Brazilian has been one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s top targets this summer, and the 70 year old will no doubt be encouraged by the announcement from Brazil this morning; ‘We received Manchester United with great courtesy and left open the possibility of more talks’ said Lopez.
Should United get their man, it will mark their third bit of business this summer, having already signed Nick Powell and Shinji Kagawa.
Lopez did also go onto state however: ‘the player has expressed his intention to remain at Sao Paulo, and is a very important player in our squad.’ While the Sao Paulo Vice President may be eager for a deal to go through to maximise profit, it seems the player himself is happy where he is.
The Red Devils will be eager to add as much attacking talent as is necessary prior to the upcoming season, as they look to regain the Premiership title from rivals Man City in what could be one of the most hotly contested title races for years.