Man United target Lucas Lima will leave Santos in December, deal struck with Super Lig champions
Santos star Lucas Lima will be leaving Santos has struck a deal with Besiktas according to reports in Turkey.
Fanatik claim that Lima will be joining the reigning Super Lig champions over the winter transfer window.
Per the source, Besiktas have been locked in talks for over a month.
Club president Fikret Orman reportedly held talks with his representatives on his trip to Brazil last month.
Lima will leave Santos in December according to his representative Luiz Taveira.
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Speaking to Calciomercato: “Lucas Lima will leave in December, he doesn’t want to sign a contract extension, there is nothing more to say. We have already found his heir, his name is Rodrygo, he was born in 2001 and he has already made his senior debut.”
The report also states that Manchester United and AC Milan are interested in the attacking midfielder.
Another of Lima’s representatives Luccas Badia said back in September that United were among several clubs after his client.
The agent also revealed that Crystal Palace and Fenerbahce had made offers.
“Inter, Roma and Barcelona are keeping close tabs on Lucas, Manchester United want him” Badia told Turkish newspaper Haberturk .
“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.”