Lopes: Moura Could Still Join United

By on July 26, 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, Manchester United could still land Lucas Moura.

Lucas Moura

Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes has claimed talks over a deal that would see Lucas Moura joining Manchester United may yet be resurrected, according to the Daily Mail.

The deposed  Premier League champions have been strongly linked with a move for the talented midfielder in recent weeks, with Sky Sports News one of several outlets to report that United had a €35million (£27million) bid rejected last week.

It’s understood that Sao Paulo are holding out for a fee in excess of £30m for the Brazilian and United have so far refused to match that valuation, with Moura’s agent Wagner Ribeiro claiming the deal was now dead.

However, Lopes has claimed that the door is still open for the Premier League giants and they may yet be able to strike a deal for the 19-year-old:

‘I don’t rule out the possibility that in the future there are some sort of negotiations, because we received Manchester [United] with great courtesy and left open the possibility of more talks.

‘Manchester [United] came to us and their approach was serious. Other teams expressed an interest for Lucas, but only through the media in their countries.’

Lopes is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

It looks like we may not have heard the last of this one. Moura could yet be a Man Utd player this summer, but presumably only if they up their £27m offer, unless United are able to persuade the Brazilians to lower their demands of course.

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13 Comments

  1. sunday aneke

    July 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    pls fagurson by lucas moura and van parse pls up man utd 4 life

  2. chris

    July 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    moura and tiote will not bad 4 united, alex try and bring this player’s

  3. oyathelemhi justin

    July 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I dnt wnt dem to buy him.up arsenal

  4. oyathelemhi justin

    July 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I dnt wnt dem to buy him.up arsenal!

  5. Desiny ehi

    July 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Mora money is too big if he go down let buy him but if d money is c big we should not buy him

  6. M c carthy

    July 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Sir alex Ferguson, pls lucas moura is very important in man united squad for next season

  7. Franknero

    July 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Moura can only cm if de acp our prize. But if not let’s 4get about him & focus on our new signings. Glory. Glory United.

  8. kafayat

    July 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Saf pls buy dis guy lucas is good for manu. If u buy moura d workload on rooney will reduce pls saf we r begging u.

  9. Olabode

    July 26, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Saf pls we seriously need this guy please up the bid and buy him up united.

  10. Din

    July 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    If v need 2 conquer Europe,pl,and teach madcity that manutd is not made in a day we need talents. Buy Lucas n strengthen engine,which supply goals.( v lost only by g.diff in 2012).

  11. Din

    July 26, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Moura has resale value.We still lacking skilful midfield pair.barca plays with more midfield,who can score goals. Also saf pls think abt 442 Formn. 433 or 4141 can be effective.

  12. roy

    July 27, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Pls sir alex buy moura and rvp both will help to lift the trophies in the future like wat u have done before

  13. jerryb

    July 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    we ar becoming frustrated over the lucas moura deal, lets call a spared a spared, if the don’t wnt to sell him to manu, the trophies is still ours, man will always unite. 4ver we are the champion of english football. my manu follow brother i dey salute.

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