MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER Alex Ferguson has confirmed the club are interested in securing the signing of Lucas Moura from Sao Paolo.
United have reportedly seen one bid in excess of £20 million turned down by the Brazilian giants but are expected to return with an improved offer of £32.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has been the subject of intense transfer speculation throughout the off season but Fergie has now has confirmed his interest in the youngster. The Scot was keen to stress, however, that it was just interest at this stage, claiming no agreement had been reached over the transfer.
“We haven’t reached an agreement. We’ve shown interest,” he told reporters. ”Until such time we reach an agreement, we can’t say he (Moura) is ours.”
Ferguson said the club is working hard to bring in other targets to add to their captures of Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell.
“We’ve signed two players in the summer: Kagawa and Powell,” he said. ”We think they both have fantastic potential. We’re not lying on our backsides doing nothing. We’re trying hard to bring other players to the club.”
The Premier League runners-up have also been linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin, as revealed by Goal.com, should they become frustrated in their attempts to sign Lucas.