United closing in on deal for Brazilian

Lucas Moura, Brazilian forwardManchester United have agreed a fee of £26 million with Sao Paulo for the purchase of Lucas Moura, according to Mirror Football.

The Red Devils are in the market for a new playmaker as a long-term replacement for Paul Scholes, and have identified the Brazil international as a potential successor.

With Inter and a number of other European clubs keen to sign the wonderkid this summer, Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have faced competition for the attacking midfielder’s signature.

With Sao Paulo eager to recoup as high a transfer fee as possible negotiations have been ongoing, however it is now thought that a figure of £26 million has been agreed upon.

Lucas is currently in the UK to compete foe Brazil in the Olympics, and it will be down to the player and the club to agree personal terms to seal any potential move

United are thought to be confident of wrapping up a deal in the near future, with a medical and work permit also needing for the deal to be completed.

By Gareth McKnight

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