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Man Utd's Moura Deal Dead?

Man Utd's Moura Deal Dead? Photo: TT

Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes remains hopeful Lucas Moura can seal a move to Manchester United despite claims from the player’s agent that the move is off.

The Red Devils admitted they were keen on the young Brazilian talent earlier in the week, however the latest reports suggest they have been priced out of the chase after their €35million bid was rejected.

Moura’s agent Wagner Ribeiro told UOL: “They have reached their limit. Lucas Moura won’t leave. He is happy at Sao Paulo. We have to forget this subject. There is no possibility he leaves now.”

“Manchester United made an offer, which was rejected and they won’t make another one as they have reached their limit.”

However, Lopes said he was hopeful an agreement could still be reached.

“I don’t rule out the possibility that in the future we open negotiations with Manchester United as we received them with great courtesy,” Lopes told Radio Estadao ESPN.

“And there is the possibility they come back with another offer. Their approach was serious. Other teams have also expressed interest for Lucas, but only through the press from their countries.”

Ben somerford
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