Friday, 27 January 2012

Chelsea FC want to sign Liverpool FC target Lucas Moura this summer - report


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Chelsea will reportedly look to beat the likes of Liverpool and Inter Milan to the signature of Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas Moura this summer.

Lucas Moura
The 19-year-old is fast becoming one of the most sought-after players in world football, with Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan also believed to be showing interest in the Brazil international.

Lucas' agent earlier this week claimed that Chelsea had made a €35million bid for the teenager, but according to The Guardian, the Blues will look to complete a deal for the midfielder at the end of the season.

Lucas' release clause is set at around €80m, although it is widely thought that the South American club will sell for considerably less.

Recent reports in Italy had suggested that a move to Inter could be on the cards, although agent Junior Pedroso insists his client will not be leaving Sao Paulo before the summer.

"There is nothing definite with Inter to sign Lucas for next season," confirmed Pedroso.

"The information is incorrect. Luke cannot talk or negotiate with Inter, without authorization from Sao Paulo.

"Lucas does not have the desire to leave Sao Paulo, so we've not started any talks with a club abroad. I can assure you the boy will remain with Sao Paulo until the summer."

And he added: "There is a [release] clause of €80m, we all know that.

"Sao Paulo have not expressed an interest in selling Lucas, but I can say that we've heard from people connected with the club over an offer from Chelsea for €35m."

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas on Friday claimed he would not be looking to make any more signings during the January transfer window

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