Sao Paulo have rejected a bid from Inter Milan for Chelsea target Lucas Moura.
According to talkSPORT, the Stamford Bridge club also in the race to sign the 19-year-old Brazil international and this latest bid may force them to enter the bidding process so as to not lose out to the Serie A side.
Inter’s bid was reportedly in the region of £19million but Sao Paulo are holding out for something in the region of £30million.
That would be a significant figure for a player who has made just a handful of appearances for the national team, but the Blues owner has already shown in the past week that he is unafraid to spend large sums for transfer targets.
Chelsea have reportedly agreed deals to sign Lille’s Eden Hazard for £32million and Porto striker Hulk for £38million.
The west Londoners are making significant changes to an ageing squad that could only finish sixth in the Premier League last season.