Lucas to decide after Games

The 19-year-old midfielder is being courted by both United and

Inter Milan, with the 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.”