Manchester United made an approach for Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas last season, according to the Brazilian's agent.
The attack-minded 18-year-old was linked with Paris St Germain last week, as the French side continue to benefit from the wealth of their new owners.
Brazil international Lucas has been tipped as a star of the future and his representative, Wagner Ribeiro, claims United and Bayern Munich have shown interest in the past.
Ribeiro told Terra: "Lucas was approached earlier this year by Manchester United and Bayern Munich."
It has been rumoured that Sao Paulo would initially demand a staggering €80million (£72m) for Lucas.