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Incensed by reports of negotiations in Italy with the San Siro-based club, the teenager's father stated his fear that such stories would turn Sao Paulo fans against him

Jorge Rodriguez, the father of Sao Paulo starlet Lucas Moura has registered his indignation with agent and businessman Jorge Figer, after hearing reports that suggested he was negotiating a deal to bring the Brazil international to Inter.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Wednesday morning that Figer was in Italy and had started negotiations with the Italian club, despite not being Lucas' official agent. The representative does have links with Sao Paulo, which fed rumours that he was in Milan with the blessing of Tricolor president Juvenal Juvencio.

Speaking to Globoesporte, Jorge was furious at not being informed of Figer's actions, and warned that such reports could hurt Lucas' standing with the Sao Paulo fans.

"The team is not playing well at the moment. If a story like this comes out in the press, tomorrow the fans will start attacking him, calling him a mercenary," he affirmed.

"It is very strange for this news to come out now, it is like there is someone behind all of this wanting to plant information."

Lucas, who is 19-years-old and boasts eight caps with the senior Brazil side, has previously stated that he has no intention of leaving Sao Paulo in the near-future.