3 August 2012 08:57
Inter Milan have reached an agreement with Sao Paulo for the transfer of Brazil international Lucas Moura to San Siro, it has been reported.
The 19-year-old sensation is one of the hottest commodities in the transfer market this summer, with Inter, Manchester United and Real Madrid all said to be vying for his services, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Earlier on Thursday, Inter president Massimo Moratti hinted that negotiations had reached an impasse as the Nerazzurri were unwilling to meet Sao Paulo’s reported 40 million euros valuation of the player.
However, fresh reports suggest the two clubs have concurred on a 27m-euro deal which could rise to as much as 32m depending upon the midfielder’s performances for the Italian club.
It is believed that the only thing left for the transfer to be completed is Lucas agreeing personal terms with Inter, who defeated Hajduk Split 3-0 in the first leg of their Europa League qualifier on Thursday.
He will become the second Brazilian star to leave their homeland in the space of two weeks, after Chelsea completed the signing of Internacional attacker Oscar for a reported 32m fee.