Brazil officials deny Manchester United deal for Lucas

Last Updated: Mon, Aug 06, 2012 08:10 hrs

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation (CBF) denied reports that Lucas Moura was granted leave from the country's Olympic team to sign with English club Manchester United.

Britain's Daily Mail reported the 19-year-old winger was given permission to undergo a routine medical examination at Old Trafford Sunday before signing with the Premier League giants, reports Xinhua.

"It's not true that Lucas had a medical in Manchester Sunday," the CBF said in a statement on its official website.

"We haven't received any request from Manchester United of such nature. If we did, it would be refused because we would not allow a player to leave the squad in the middle of the Olympic Games."

Man Utd, which has already had two previous bids for Moura rejected, are making a new offer of 30 million pounds for the Sao Paulo star.

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