By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Lucas, 19, was the subject of an €18 million bid from Inter according to his agent Wagner Ribeiro. He is being closely tracked by Chelsea and Real Madrid and is being tipped to make a move in the summer transfer window.
He would follow in the footsteps of Alexandre Pato, Kaka and Robinho if he is to move to make a name for himself in Europe but it appears as if he is instead following Neymar's example and staying put in Brazil. He had indicated earlier that he was keen to move abroad but he seems to have changed his mind now.
"Inter made me an offer of €18m for Lucas, but I did not even waste my time with that because the player has already said that he does not want to leave Sao Paulo," Wagner Ribeiro told UOL Esporte.
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is believed to be interested in the midfielder and it was reported that he flew to Hamburg last week to watch Lucas in action for Brazil during a friendly against Denmark. The agent admitted that Mourinho has definitely demonstrated an inclination to open negotiations but nothing had transpired as of yet.
"Mourinho watches all of Lucas' games, whether it is live or on tape," Ribeiro confessed.
Lucas has a buy-out clause worth €80 million but he would likely be available for around €20 million.
Inter have already signed Rodrigo Palacio and Fredy Guarin and are expected to be heavily involved in the transfer market in the coming months. They ended the season in sixth place and will miss out on both the Champions League and the Europa League in the coming season.