Lucas Moura angry at Paris Saint-Germain over £35.5m price tag

Lucas Moura #7 of Paris Saint Germain tries to break away from Radja Nainggolan #4 of AS Roma during the second half at Comerica Park

"Right towards the end of my time at United we were pursuing Lucas Moura, the immensely talented right winger who, at the time, was playing in his native Brazil for Sao Paulo", Ferguson wrote.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's loss of form and the lack of pace and width available to Jose Mourinho on the right side of attack have persuaded the Portuguese manager that he may need to add to his stocks for the remainder of the season, and he recently named Lucas as one of the PSG stars being overlooked since the record-breaking summer arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

The Man United boss has responded to a galling 0-0 draw with Southampton by giving his attacking players, along with Paul Pogba, greater freedom to roam the pitch in an attempt to make his side less predicable in attack - a formula that worked wonders during the 2-0 win at Goodison Park.

The 25-year-old winger has featured just six times for the Ligue 1 giants this term.

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 former Sao Paulo sensation wants his club to drop their asking price to €20m, hopeful that will tempt United into agreeing to a permanent deal.

A move away from Paris Saint-Germain is not only the best move for Moura, but also for the club.

It remains to be seen whether or not the clubs can agree on a transfer fee for the Brazil worldwide, who scored 19 goals and assisted 11 strikes in 53 appearances for PSG last season. The Brazilian remained at PSG last summer, hopeful his relationship with fellow Brazil worldwide Neymar could improve his prospects at the club, something that has never threatened to materialise. "They got two at the same time", said Mourinho. Accordingly, he was notified that he was free to leave in the winter transfer window.

Moura wants PSG to lower their demands for him.



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