Goal.com are reporting that Manchester United face the possibility of being beaten to the signature of 19-year-old Lucas Moura, who has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League runners-up for some time now.
United have been chasing the Sao Paulo’s teenager for weeks and are set to make a bid in next few days, but despite looking to pay up to £20 million for the player, Manchester United could instead be forced to pay closer to £30 million or back out of any deal.
As well as Sir Alex Ferguson chasing the youngster, it is believed that Champions League winners Chelsea are also in the race for his signature. But current club Sao Paulo are determined to retain their attacking midfielder and with pricy salary demands of around £110,000-a-week, Moura could find himself staying at the Brazilian side.
Lucas Moura has played 104 games since starting in 2010 and has scored 26 goals and has assisted his teammates 20 times, and he would be exactly the caliber of player that United are currently in search of to the benefit of the team.
With Chelsea, Manchester City, and Real Madrid owners all stating in last few years they have money to spend at their clubs during this window, they will no doubt cause problems for Sir Alex in the next few weeks.
What do you think Manchester United fans? Would Moura be a good addition to Sir Alex’s squad? Share your thoughts below.
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