Liverpool face £15m Spurs fight in Lucas race - reports

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur face competition from AS Roma in the race to sign Brazilian starlet Lucas Moura.

The Sao Paulo midfielder earned international recognition earlier in the year, making his debut for the Samba stars against Scotland back in March.

He again featured for his country in the Copa America this summer, with reports in the Italian press claiming the 19-year-old caught the eye of all three clubs with his cameo performances in Argentina.

Contracted with his current club until 2015, Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was reported to have expressed an interest in the player during the summer transfer window.

A move would cost the Anfield outfit in the region of £15 million, although money does not appear to be an issue for Liverpool after their expenditure on players this summer.

Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson were both midfield additions, but that hasn't killed the link between Liverpool and the attacking midfielder.

It's thought that Lucas Leiva could also play a potential part in trying to bring his compatriot to Liverpool.

Sandro could have a similar impact for Spurs in a possible deal, with Harry Redknapp keeping tabs on the teenager.


Tottenham Hotspur were first linked with the player during the summer transfer window too, with speculation at the time suggesting Luka Modric could leave White Hart Lane for Chelsea.

Instead, the Croatian international stayed at Spurs, although the link remains between the north London club and Moura.

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