Manchester City and Manchester United are watching Sao Paulo defender Lucas Silva.

The 17 year-old stopper has been likened to former Brazil international Lucio and caught the attention of both Manchester giants at last year's U17 World Cup.

Lucas' representatives are already in contact with United and City, along with big clubs from Italy and Spain, about the prospect of moving to Europe when he turns 18.

The young defender, standing at 1.90m, is viewed by English scouts as being well suited to the Premier League and won't rule out moving to England later this year.

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