Chelsea launch £29M bid for Sao Paulo star Lucas

Chelsea are being linked with Sao Paulo star Lucas.

Chelsea are being linked with Sao Paulo star Lucas.

Reports in Brazil today claim the Blues are going to make a £29m bid for teenage Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas, says the London Evening Standard.

The 19-year-old is rated as one of the best young players in the world and plays in a similar position to previous Chelsea targets Luka Modric and Javier Pastore.

Chelsea and a number of top European clubs have been tracking the international for some time, although he has a buy-out clause of £66.5m and recently said he wants to stay at Sao Paulo until his country hosts the 2014 World Cup.

His contract runs out in 2015, but Chelsea want to make a high-profile signing to provide more quality to their attacking play.

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