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Lucas Moura urged to move to Man Utd this summer

Lucas Moura (credit: ANDREW YATES/AFP/GettyImages)
Manchester United defender Rafael has urged fellow Brazilian Lucas Moura to join him at Old Trafford as the club close in on the playmaker.

Moura's father is believed to have held talks with United officials in the last few days, and it is believed the Brazil international, who is currently in England preparing for the London 2012 Olympics, is keen on joining the Red Devils.

Sao Paulo director Marco Aurelio Cunha last week week claimed United had made a €35million (£27million) bid for the teenager, which was rejected by the South American club, andbut reports on Saturday suggested United are now ready to return with a final offer of €41m (£32m) in a bid to finally seal the deal, while on Monday morning it was reported that a fee had been agreed (see Related Articles).

And when asked after Brazil’s 2-0 win over Great Britain on Friday night whether the attacking midfielder, who also played in the game, was excited at the prospect of joining the club, Rafael replied: "Yes, yes!"

He added: "And yes, I have told Lucas he should come to Manchester United - of course.

"If you saw the way we played at Middlesbrough you will know Brazilian players can play well in England! We enjoyed the game, but we just enjoy playing.

"I have heard about Oscar coming to Chelsea and he is a good player and very important for us. I really think he will do very well in the Premier League because he is a talented player."

The full-back also admitted that it will be strange for him at the club next season with his brother Fabio away on loan at Queens Park Rangers.

"It will be a different season for me with my brother Fabio being on loan at QPR," he added.

"We are always together, but maybe it will be good.

"We will speak when he is playing for QPR and see what happens."
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