Lucas to decide after Games
Teenage midfielder to leave Europe's top clubs waiting
By Paulo Freitas. Last Updated: July 29, 2012 9:12pm
Lucas Moura: Putting future talk to one side as he focuses on Brazil's Olympic bid
Lucas Moura continues to be heavily linked with a move to Europe, but the youngster says no decision on his future will be made until after the Olympics.
The 19-year-old midfielder is being courted by Manchester United and Inter Milan, with Premier League and Serie A heavyweights ready to slug it out for his signature.
Neither club has been able to make much headway on the transfer front, though, with Sao Paulo understandably reluctant to part with such a sought-after talent.
They are refusing to drop their asking price, ensuring that interested parties remain cautious when it comes to negotiations.
Lucas is fully aware of the furore surrounding his future, but maintains that his sole focus at present is locked on a gold medal quest.
He is, however, prepared to admit that he will make a decision one way or another once his involvement at London 2012 has come to an end.
Lucas told ESPN Brasil: "At the moment I'm a Sao Paulo player and I'm focused on the Olympics.
"I don't want to worry about this. If I am meant to leave now, it will happen. Otherwise, I'll remain calm because I'm still very young.
"After the Olympics are over, I'll decide. If I stay at Sao Paulo, I'll be happy because it's the club where I started my career."