Inter Milan GM Marco Branca is encouraged over their battle with Manchester United for Lucas Moura. United are favourites for the Sao Paulo star, though Branca has maintained contact with his Brazilian club.

Gazzetta dello Sport says Sao Paulo have resisted United's latest push to strike terms for Lucas, which has encouraged Branca to make a fresh move for the midfielder.

Meanwhile, former Real Madrid and Everton wing-back Royston Drenthe is also on his shopping list, along with AS Roma striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.