São Paulo deny Inter deal for Manchester United target Lucas Moura
São Paulo’s vice-president has denied that the club has reached an agreement with Inter over the transfer of Lucas Moura.
Reports on Thursday suggested the two clubs had agreed on a €27 million deal, which could rise to as much as €32 million depending on Moura’s performances for the Italian club.
However, the club's vice-president, João Paulo de Jesus Lopes, has stressed that he is unaware of any supposed agreement.
He told Lancenet: "I'm not aware of this information. I was with [Sao Paulo president] Juvenal Juvencio on Wednesday and Thursday."
Moura is one of the most sought after commodities in the transfer market this summer, with the Nerazzurri, Manchester United and Real Madrid all said to be vying for the 19-year-old's signature.
João Paulo de Jesus Lopes went on to explain that talks had taken place with Manchester United over a possible transfer, but no agreement could be reached. São Paulo are apparently seeking €40 million for the youngster.
“We only negotiated with Manchester United, but their offer was not good enough,” he added.
Moura is currently taking part in the London 2012 Olympics with Brazil.