Barcelona are apparently continuing to keep a close eye on Lucas Lima, although so too are several other clubs, according to the Brazilian’s agent.
The Blaugrana have frequently been linked with the Santos star, with some reports over the summer even claiming a five-year deal had been agreed and he would join in January.
That could still happen, according to his agent, who also reckons Manchester United are in the mix for a player who will be a free agent in the New Year as his contract expires on December 31st.
"Inter, Roma and Barcelona are keeping close tabs on Lucas. Manchester United want him,” said his agent Luccas Badia.
"I think we would be well suited to the Serie A, but we will see.
"His contract ends on 31 December and there are many clubs interested, but I am not sure what Santos is trying to do.
"Crystal Palace made a €15 million offer while Fenerbahce made a €20 million bid but for some reason neither has been accepted."
Source | Haberturk
Barca’s apparent interest in Lucas Lima is nothing new but with his contract expiring, it seems he will definitely move on this winter.
As a free agent, signing the Brazilian would be little risk although president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said that the club have “no plans to strengthen” in January.