Inter Milan are eyeing Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas.

The Nerazzurri have confirmed they will move on the January transfer market to create a team that fits in with Claudio Ranieri's vision.

The first choice would be Sao Paolo's trequartista Lucas, whose contract includes a massive €80m buy-out clause and a price-tag of around €35m.

"Lucas will not leave and I won't start any negotiations for him. He still has much to give the team," Sao Paolo President Juvenal Juvenicio was quoted as saying.