Man Utd target Lucas Moura close to PSG transfer

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura, who has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, has edged closer to a transfer to French side Paris Saint-Germain, according to ESPN.

The 19-year-old has reportedly held talks with the big spending French team, who have already recorded an outlay of close to €80mi on players such as Thiago Silva, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ezequiel Lavezzi this summer. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has sounded out Moura as his latest signing as he builds a team with the goal of winning Ligue 1.

A €45m offer has reportedly been accepted by Moura’s current club Sao Paulo, and the player is likely to move to Paris in January. Manchester United have seemingly ended their interest in the highly-rated midfielder.

Speaking to Brazilian media Moura said: “I talked to Thiago Silva and Leonardo; they said many good things about the club, the project they are implementing there.

Sao Paulo appear eager to keep their star player until the January transfer window and Moura himself has indicated he wishes to remain at the Brazilian club. He said: “I’ll stay at Sao Paulo until the end of the year. Things are well underway.

The midfielder has appeared for the Sao Paulo first-team on 59 occasions, scoring 14 goals from his position. Italian giants Inter were also in the hunt for the teenager.

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