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Manchester United provided likelihood to signal PSG's Lucas Moura

Kristopher Love | 13 January, 2018, 06:48

The winger made 53 appearances for Les Parisiens last season, scoring 19 goals and assisting another 11 strikes, but has fallen down the pecking order at French giants after Neymar and Kylian Mbappe arrived ahead of the 2017/18 campaign. Although PSG are keen on a permanent deal deal being reached.

Moura reportedly feels aggrieved by the "exorbitant" valuation placed upon him and thinks that PSG's stance could wreck his move to Old Trafford.

The report claims that the high asking price is putting buying clubs off, with United only interested in taking the player on a loan deal. Accordingly, he was notified that he was free to leave in the winter transfer window.

Le 10 Sport report Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has not intention of buying Lucas this January, but has told PSG that if they are considering a loan move, then Spurs may formalise an offer. His former club Sao Paulo have ended their own interest, convinced he is now only negotiating with United, while UOL add Arsenal briefly considered a move, although no official offer ever materialised.

And after seeing their player restricted to just 72 minutes of Ligue 1 football this season, Lucas' camp - led by agent Wagner Ribeiro - have begun the search for a Premier League club willing to end his PSG exile and reinvigorate his push for a place in Brazil's World Cup squad. The Brazilian remained at PSG last summer, hopeful his relationship with fellow Brazil global Neymar could improve his prospects at the club, something that has never threatened to materialise. "They got two at the same time", said Mourinho.