Chelsea plot summer Brazilian bid

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Chelsea will wait until the summer before tabling a bid for Brazilian sensation Lucas Moura, according to reports in the British press.

The 19-year-old playmaker has already earned 10 caps for his country, and is gaining rave reviews for his performances with Sao Paulo in South America.

But, despite speculation over a move to Europe earlier in the month, Lucas is set to stay in his homeland until the summer at least - a point his agent Junior Pedroso highlighted earlier in the week.

And The Guardian claims Chelsea will wait until the end of the season before making a move for the teenager, although it's unlikely that Andre Villas-Boas will be willing to meet the player's £66.8 million minimum fee release clause at the Morumbi.

Pedroso did suggest that the Blues had already tabled a €35 million bid for Lucas, a claim which neither the west London outfit or Sao Paulo have confirmed.

Inter Milan have also been linked with a move, but the agent denied that an agreement to see his client move to Italy at the end of the season had already been agreed.

"There is nothing definite with Inter to sign Lucas for next season," Pedroso told

"I can say that we've heard from people connected with the club over an offer from Chelsea for €35million."

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