Sao Paulo have attempted to ward off Manchester United and Liverpool from young star Lucas.

 

According to talksport.co.uk, Sao Paulo officials believe only an “irresistible” offer will convince them to part with their prized asset.

 

Kenny Dalglish has reportedly had the Brazilian international watched on a number of occasions, while Old Trafford’s scouting network has pointed out the 19-year-old to Sir Alex Ferguson.

 

Serie A giants Inter have also registered their interest, as they look for an injection of new blood to help turn around their poor start to the season.

 

While Sao Paulo are reluctant to let their latest wonderkid leave, there have been indications that a transfer may happen if they receive an offer in excess of £20million.

 

The Brazilian club realise it will be difficult to keep Lucas if some of Europe’s bigger clubs come calling, but are adamant they will not sell in the next transfer window.

 

A club source spoke to talksport.co.uk: "Our idea is not to sell and definitely not in January. We would only be willing to let him go if an irresistible offer comes in."

 

Lucas scored his first senior international goal against Argentina in September and, if he were to move to Liverpool, he would join compatriot and namesake Lucas Leiva.

Anderson, Rafael Da Silva and his brother Fabio Da Silva ply their trade at Manchester United.

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