Man Utd boss Ferguson sends Lawlor to Brazil to close £30M Lucas deal

Jim Lawlor is spearheading Manchester United's drive to land Sao Paulo star Lucas.

Jim Lawlor is spearheading Manchester United's drive to land Sao Paulo star Lucas.

The Mirror says United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants to make Brazil's next big thing - Sao Paulo starlet Lucas Moura - his big summer signing.

Fergie has sent a delegation headed by chief scout Lawlor to thrash out a deal for the 19-year-old, who is also wanted by Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Ferguson is pleading with United's owners, the Glazer family, to spend up to £30million on the youngster who tops his hit-list as he aims to improve his side after a trophyless season.

United have been on the Moura's trail for months and invited his father to Old Trafford for talks.

Now, they have gone to Brazil in a bid to seal the massive transfer.

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