Saturday, 28th July, 2012
Inter will use the lull provided by Lucas Moura’s participation in the Olympic Games to put together a final bid for the midfielder, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The Nerazzurri are long time admirers of Moura, sending a delegation to Brazil some months ago to discuss terms. However, the Serie A giants and have watched as Manchester United have made the recent running for the 19-year-old.
But the English outfit’s latest bid for the Sao Paulo youngster has been deemed as not enough by the Brazilian club, leaving the door open for Inter to have one last tilt at securing the Brazil international.
Meeting Sao Paulo’s expectations and beating Manchester United to Moura’s signature will be a tough task for Inter president Massimo Moratti.
Sao Paulo are believed to want to secure a minimum fee of €30M for the midfielder and, with the club owning just 80% of Moura’s economic rights, that would mean the lowest possible fee acceptable is €37.5M.
What package Inter will put together is as yet unclear, but the 2010 Champions League winners are ready to push the boat out as much as possible.
Moura has insisted that his future will not be decided until after the Olympic Games, offering time for a deal to be agreed.
The 19-year-old is rated as one of the brightest talents in Brazil and bagging his signature would be a coup for any side.
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