Sao Paulo Confirm United’s €35m Bid Rejected

By on July 20, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Sao Paulo have confirmed they rejected a €35m bid from Man Utd for Lucas Moura.

Lucas Moura

Sao Paulo have confirmed they have rejected a €35m offer from Manchester United for midfielder Lucas Moura.

The Brazilian starlet has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League this summer and Sky Sports News claim United submitted a €35million (£27million) offer earlier this week.

Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to have sent chief scout Jim Lawlor to Sao Paulo in order to negotiate a deal, but the United official has so far been unable to agree terms.

The Brazilians director, Marco Aurelio Cunha, has now confirmed the former Premier League champions huge offer, but insists it is still short of the clubs valuation of the player.

Cunha suggests only Neymar is worth more than Moura and with his price-tag believed to be in the region of £50m, it’s going to take a sizeable offer to persuade Sao Paulo into selling their star man.

“Manchester United made a very important offer of €35million but they would need to produce a little more,”

“For us there is only Neymar worth more, after him is Lucas and we would not want to sell for less than this sort of value.

“For us it is still better to have a good player than lots of money in the bank.”

Cunha was quoted as saying by Sky Sports

Reports in Brazil suggested that Lawlor and officials from Sao Paulo have met Lucas’ father in order to discuss the proposed transfer to United, but so far the three parties have been unable to finalise a deal.

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8 Comments

  1. f5point6

    July 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Not sure who’s the more greedy. Clubs selling for unsubstantiated fees or players demanding stupid salaries. The should leave extortion to gangsters.

  2. Nsofor paulinho

    July 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Man u hv to add few million to get what de want.so fergie pay that money and get the new ronaldinho.tank u

  3. shubham

    July 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    i would rather try buying christian eriksen for $25m.

  4. joshua ayinde

    July 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Man u pay the money and buy moura,I think is a young player, in the long run is going to appreciate

  5. Ggmu

    July 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Its never gonna happen. Kagawa, powell, moura, rvp and baines. This is far too good a summer for fergie to have, wev heard of most of these! Fergie is a frugal old man, jus like malcolm glazer! Glazers and fergie out!

  6. Gavin Woods

    July 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    He is worth it if,at 19, he goes on to be a big success but you can’t guarantee that. So it’s a risk paying big money as he might not be a success which is why Utd aren’t going to pay over the odds.

    Also anyone who thinks Fergie negotiates the deals for players is an idiot. The club negotiates with the clubs and players not the manager. Fergie just targets the players he wants. The clubs money men handle the negotiations.

  7. Diplomatic ralphael

    July 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Fergie should add $5m to make it $40m if they reject then let him go for erikson

  8. Nayunited

    July 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Sir please add £35m add £7m. Totally £42m pay to them. Moura is the great player.

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