Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says a deal for Sao Paulo star Lucas has not yet been struck. Speaking in Shanghai ahead of United's friendly against Shanghai Shenhua on Wednesday, Ferguson claimed that efforts to strike a deal with Sao Paulo have yet to bear fruit.

"It's not correct (that a deal has been agreed)." Ferguson said. "We haven't reached agreement for the player, but we have shown an interest.

"Until such time as we get an agreement agreed, we cannot say he is our player."