Manchester United are rumoured to be tracking Sao Paulo star Lucas Moura, with a view to making an offer in the coming weeks.
Reports in the Mirror claim that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants to bring Moura to Old Trafford, as he looks to bolster his midfield this summer.
After missing out on former Lille star Eden Hazard to Chelsea, Ferguson is thought to be going all-out in his pursuit of the 19 year-old.
It is believed that a delegation being led by chief scout Jim Lawlor has been sent to Brazil to speak with Sao Paulo and the player over a potential move.
However, United are mindful of the fact that the player will cost in the region of £30 million, and Ferguson is reported to have asked club owners the Glazer family for the green-light to proceed with an offer.
Moura is co-owned by Sao Paulo and his family, so United's representatives will hope that they can convince both parties into a move, with rumours that both Chelsea and Real Madrid are also interested in the Brazilian international.
The skilful attacking midfielder could be the missing piece in Ferguson's line-up, as he looks to wrestle the Premier League crown from neighbours Manchester City.