Man Utd target Lucas Moura interested in PSG switch

Manchester United target Lucas Moura hints he is interested in a move to Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
sir alex ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson has already signed Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell for United this summer

sir alex ferguson

Manchester United target Lucas Moura has hinted he could leave Sao Paulo and join Paris Saint-Germain in January.

The Red Devils had a bid rebuffed for the 19-year-old Brazil international in July before PSG entered the race for his signature.

Now, Lucas has revealed he has spoken to his compatriots Thiago Silva and Leonardo (PSG’s director of football) and says talks over a potential move to Paris are “well under way”.

“I talked to Thiago Silva and Leonardo, they said many good things about the club, the project they are implementing there. Talks are well under way, but not done yet,” Lucas told Globo Esporte.

“I will stay at Sao Paulo until the end of the year. I have always said that I want to win a title and qualify for the Copa Libertadores before leaving.

“If the transfer happens in January, I’ll be able to do that for Sao Paulo. For now, I’m focused on the national team, though. I can only say something after the Olympics.”

On Tuesday, Sao Paulo’s vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes revealed the Brazilian club had been contacted by PSG over the possibility of signing Lucas.

“We have been probed by PSG about Lucas,” he said. “[PSG director of football] Leonardo has a very good relationship with Sao Paulo. But for now nothing is definite.

“The possibility exists but it is down to the player’s interests. The policy of Sao Paulo is to follow the desires of the player.

“If the player wishes to leave, Sao Paulo will not create any obstacle. But we must receive a proposal that is appropriate.

“It’s a financial issue. Paris Saint-Germain is a big club in European football and if the player’s interests and also the club’s are met, I do not see why it would not happen.”

Lucas has scored 26 goals in 104 appearances for Sao Paulo since making his debut for the Brazilian outfit in 2010.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
ATP Awards: Federer, Nadal and Djokovic headline nominees again, but fresh names emerge
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Maurizio Sarri told Chelsea FC need key signing in January
The Sport Review
Liverpool FC prepare bid to sign 25-year-old Bundesliga star – report
The Sport Review
Paul Merson explains why Arsenal have withdrawn Aaron Ramsey offer