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Man United ready to outbid Arsenal in race for PSG star's signature

Louis van Gaal weighing up move for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura

Published 07/12/2015 | 08:41

France football: Lucas Moura is now talking to Paris St-Germain after attracting interest from United Photo: Getty Images
France football: Lucas Moura is now talking to Paris St-Germain after attracting interest from United Photo: Getty Images

Man United are ready to outbid title rivals Arsenal for the signature of PSG's Brazilian winger Lucas Moura.

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Lucas is one of those attackers best desrcibed as 'mercurial' - brilliant one moment, awful the next.

Because of that, he's never really delivered on a consistent basis for PSG, who are, according to The Sun, willing to listen to offers for the player.

United, as well as Arsenal, are considering making a bid for Lucas, and have been an admirer for some time.

In 2012, Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign the then 19-year-old, but Lucas eventually plumped for Paris instead.

With Arsenal also interested in the Brazilian, this could be a drawn-out saga that goes all the way to nothing happening on transfer deadline day.

One player who looks increasingly less likely to join United is Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was quoted in the Express as saying his French keeper is going nowhere (though I guess he would say that wouldn't he?).

"There are always rumours about the players, but we want to keep him [Lloris] for the future, not only for the present," Pochettino said.

"We want to build the next squad and the future with him. He is very happy with us."

Lloris for his part said earlier this year: "The interest of Manchester United? There could have been a development, but there was none.

"Although much has been written I must stay focused, I feel very good and the transfer window does not upset me."

Elsewhere, as we reported yesterday, there continue to be rumours about United bidding £50m for Harry Kane. No real developments on that one - just papers saying 'these rumours won't go away'. Maybe they would if we stopped writing about them when there weren't any developments? Who knows.

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