Man Utd face missing out to Inter on Lucas Moura

Manchester United could be about to see one of their summer transfer targets slip through their grasp as Brazil international Lucas Moura edges closer to a move to Serie A side Inter, ESPN has reported. Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for the midfielder.

Reports from Italy claim Inter have agreed a transfer fee with Moura’s club Sao Paulo after Sir Alex Ferguson baulked at paying around €40m for the 19-year-old. Inter are not expected to pay that much either, apparently agreeing a deal with Sao Paulo that would see Moura move for €27m up front, possibly rising to €32m with bonuses and add-ons.

On Thursday it was confirmed by Inter president Massimo Moratti that the club’s director Marco Branca was in talks with Sao Paulo over a fee for Moura. Moura is currently in London with the Brazil Olympic squad, who play Honduras in the tournament’s quarter-finals on Saturday.

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