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Moratti: Inter not giving up hopes of signing Lucas

Moratti: Inter not giving up hopes of signing Lucas

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The Nerazzurri president has stressed that the Brazilian midfielder remains a target, and downplayed reports that Giampaolo Pazzini is set to leave the club.

Massimo Moratti has made it clear that Inter is still hoping to sign Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas this summer.

Lucas recently revealed that he's not thinking about leaving Sao Paulo, but admitted that Inter's interest has made him think about his future.

The Serie A side made the 19-year-old one of its primary targets of the transfer window, but a move still seems far away following his current club's insistence to hold onto the Brazilian.

"Our dream to sign Lucas? We will keep hoping until the end. I don't know if it's a hope or more a target to keep an eye on, though, considering the times we're in," Moratti stated to reporters.

The Inter president then went on to discuss the future of Giampaolo Pazzini, who recently hinted at a summer move away from the Nerazzurri.

"He didn't say he doesn't want to be part of Inter's plans any more. I think he expressed doubts over whether he'll be able to be a part of this project. I think that everyone is perhaps getting a bit ahead of themselves at the moment, maybe caught up in the emotion of finding themselves in certain situations for the first time.

"We'll see what happens with Pazzini, but I don't think anything dramatic has happened; there's just a bit more emotion going around."

The striker has a contract with Inter that runs until June 2015.

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