The Daily Star says Manchester United have ended their interest in Paris St-Germain winger Lucas Moura, according to reports in France.
The Red Devil’s have been heavily linked with a move for Moura in January as Jose Mourinho looks to boost his options on the flanks however with United expected to sign Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez this month, Mourinho has reportedly dropped his interest.
And according to the article that has put Premier League rivals Tottenham in pole position to sign Moura, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.
The article goes on to say that Spurs are reportedly in talks with PSG over a potential deal for the 25-year-old Brazilian.
It adds that Daniel Levy is said to want to sign Moura on an initial loan deal but PSG are only interested in a permanent deal and the Ligue 1 leaders are looking for £35m for the want away Moura, however it does say we would want a significantly cheaper deal as his contract expires at the end of next season.
We of course did business with PSG in the summer when they bought full-back Serge Aurier for a cut-price £23m and after a slow start the Ivorian had come in to his own.
It goes on to describe how Moura has fallen out of favour at Parc des Princes following the arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in the summer with him has failing to start a single game for PSG this season, making just six appearances across all competitions.
It’s added that former Sao Paulo man recently admitted he expects to leave the French capital before the January window shuts and also talked up a move to England.
“It feels the end of a story for me unfortunately,” he told L’Equipe . “Can I stay? It will be very difficult.”
When asked about the Premier League, he added: “English football pleases me a lot. It’s the most keenly contested.”
Have something to tell us about this article?