Sao Paulo Play Down Moura’s Family Visit To Old Trafford

By on July 31, 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 are set to offer Man Utd target Lucas Moura a new contract.

Lucas Moura

Sao Paulo have played down reports suggesting Lucas Moura’s family met with Manchester United officials and are set to offer him a new contract, according to Sky Sports News.

United have been in negotiations with the Brazilian outfit for weeks trying to secure a deal for the highly-rated midfielder, but have so far been unable to agree terms.

Moura is currently in the UK with the Brazilian squad for the Olympic Games and has indicated he wont be making a decision on his future until after the tournament.

Recent reports have suggested the players family had come to England to hold talks with United’s representatives and be shown around the clubs facilities, but Sao Paulo director of football, Adalberto Baptista, moved to play down those suggestions claiming they were only here to watch their son at the Olympics.

“His family went to England just to watch the Olympics, they had already told us they would,”

“They want to follow their son, like any parents would in a competition like that. There is no negotiation, no talks, anything.”

He is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

The Sao Paulo chief has also revealed the club are considering offering the 19-year-old a new contract in the wake of United’s interest.

“It’s possible we change his contract. He has four more years of contract. We may call him to extend, renegotiate his contract, maybe for 18 more months”.

He is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

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6 Comments

  1. TACTICIAN

    July 31, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Apparently united should be looking at other options apart 4rm moura.loan out ashley young and bring in gaitan,biglia,iker munian,and
    other good players

  2. umar majama'a faruq

    August 1, 2012 at 12:04 am

    i thing united should forgate about moura and rvp lck ply like Erickson from ajax nd tiote or sahil are more better then moura nd vaan persie.

  3. umar majama'a faruq

    August 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

    ply like kagawa and Erickson then check tiote playing 4 for united our problem in the midfilder is rilly solve.

  4. Michael

    August 1, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Am pretty disappointed with such decision by Sao Paulo. If let’s look elsewhere pls.

  5. Ian

    August 1, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Lucas Moura will not be coming to United the board and the management team are only interested in taking money in options from the club from the New York float . United will not sign another player in this window due to NO VALUE IN THE MARKET , in other words they want to screw the club and take money out of it .

  6. Adekunledare

    August 1, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Pls saf pls make sure u sign lucas moura this summer

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