Lima wanted by Palace, not Barca

Santos star Lucas Lima has revealed that Premier League outfit Crystal Palace have tabled an offer for him, while Barcelona have not.

The Brazil international's contract with Santos is due to expire at the end of the year, which has led to speculation that he will join Barcelona in January.

However, the 26-year-old insists he has not received any offers from Barcelona, but from Crystal Palace and the Chinese Super League instead.

“I have not received any offer [from Barcelona],” he is quoted as saying in Marca.

“When I decide about my future, Santos will be the first to know it," he added.

"It’s my priority. I had offers from Crystal Palace, and a fortune from China, but they were not the teams I expected. I know that if I play well with Santos I will continue in the national team, I will be closer to the World Cup and that is very important for me."

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