By Fitzgerald Cecilio

Shanghai, China

Premier League powerhouse Manchester United is working on a deal that will bring Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas Moura to the Red Devils.

But contrary to reports, manager Sir Alex Ferguson said no deal has been reached regarding the 19-year-old Brazilian prospect.

"It's not correct," Ferguson said in a press conference during the club's preseason tour in Shanghai. "We haven't reached an agreement for the player. We've shown an interest but until such time we get a deal agreed we can't say he's our player."

Moura played 22 minutes for Brazil in its 2-0 Olympic tune-up victory over Great Britain.

In preparation for next season, Ferguson has already signed two players, Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell from Crewe.

"At this moment we're looking at other options in terms of bringing other players in," Ferguson said, adding that they are looking for more players to strengthen the club after it lost the Premier League title last season to Manchester City on goal difference.

"We're not lying on our backsides doing nothing. We're trying hard to bring other players to the club," Ferguson added.

Meanwhile, Ferguson said Nemanja Vidic and Jonny Evans could both miss United's opening game against Everton on August 18.

Vidic has returned to full training after damaging a knee ligament while Evans underwent surgery on a foot injury which ruled him out of the end of last season.

"It's not 100% that Jonny Evans and Vida will start the season," Ferguson said. "Jonny will start running today. Vida and Phil Jones started full training today, which is very positive.

Manchester United and Shanghai Shenhua, led by former Chelsea player Didier Drogba, will play in an exhibition game.

After playing in the Premier League for eight years, Drogba signed with Shenhua recently for a reported salary of $314,000 a week, making him the highest-paid player in China.

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