Battle for Lugano's signature
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sao Paulo defender Diego Lugano is unaware of the latest speculation.
Sao Paulo defender Diego Lugano is unaware of speculation linking him with a move to Milan while Liverpool are also believed to be admirers of the centre back.
The Uruguay international is still coming to terms with his country's failure to reach the World Cup finals and is not paying too much attention to the stories claiming the Rossoneri will pay up to é¼4 million (£2.7 million) for his services.
Lugano is focusing on the World Club Championship in Japan with his club while the Brazilian outfit have indicated that Liverpool, Real Madrid and Sevilla also want to sign the player.
"I don't know anything about what is being said about Milan," he stated.
"It's good to know that there are European teams interested in me but, personally, at this moment, I am only thinking about how we will play with Sao Paulo in Japan.
"After that, in the future, I will decide what I will do with my career.
"In addition, to say the truth, there isn't currently anything official."
Sao Paulo's Marco Aurelio Cunha lifted the lid on the situation regarding Lugano.
"For only é¼4 million, I can ensure that Lugano will not leave Sao Paulo," said Cunha.
"We have already had a similar proposal this year from Real Madrid, Sevilla and Liverpool and we refused all of them."