Real Madrid are intensifying their pursuit of Sao Paulo star Lucas.

Only this week, a €40 million offer from Chelsea was confirmed by Sao Paulo as the race for Lucas's signature heats up.

The player's parents were a guest of Real president Florentino Perez earlier this year at the Santiago Bernabeu and El Confidencial says he is now stepping up his bid to land Lucas.

Real coach Jose Mourinho has asked Perez to hold fire on bidding for Lucas until he gets the chance to scout the youngster at the London Olympic Games later in the summer.