Manchester United risk missing out on Lucas Moura as Inter Milan strengthen their hand in talks with Sao Paulo this week. Corriere dello Sport says Inter GM Marco Branca is currently in Brazil and had a dinner meeting with Sao Paulo directors last night.

Further boosting their case is this morning's announcement of a new major stakeholder in the club, the China Railway Construction Corporation, which could give Inter the spending power to compete with United in an auction for Lucas after the Olympics.