United have held Lucas talks - The Gambling Times

Football index

Football index

United have held Lucas talks

Manchester United have held talks over signing Paris Saint Germain winger Lucas Moura.

However, sources have told me that they were hoping to land him on-loan with a view to a permanent deal – something which at this moment in time PSG have rejected.

United, who came close to signing Lucas before he moved to the French capital in 2013, would like to bolster their squad this month – with boss Jose Mourinho wanting a left-back and a forward at least.

Football INDEX Watch – LUCAS MOURA – £1.69 inside the top-100

The chance to sign Lucas has now emerged, and whilst United be willing to pay close to £30million for the 25-year-old – that would be in the summer, after a loan deal.

Sources in France believe Lucas is keen to make the move to United, but he won’t be forced out by PSG – unless it is a deal that he wants.

It now remains to be seen if United and PSG can agree terms.

Bookmakers have been quick to make United firm favourites to land the player, and he is already 2/1 to join United with BetVictor.

BetVictor’s Head of ante post Football Michael Triffitt said: “Brazilian winger Lucas Moura has indicated he would welcome a move away from French champions PSG with Manchester United 2/1 favourites from 4/1 to persuade him to move across the channel.

“He is one of a number of players been linked with the Red Devils but may just be the type of player the red side of Manchester need to reinvigorate their season.”

Related Stories

Exclusive

Arsenal lead chase for Watford star

Arsenal are leading the chase for Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Exclusive

Malcom wants Premier League switch

Brazilian starlet Malcom wants to secure a summer move to England, with a number of Premier League clubs chasing his signature.

Reaction

City’s Quad dream is over with United new cup favourites

Manchester City's dreams of doing the Quadruple came to an abrupt end as their Wigan FA Cup curse struck again.

Report

Eden Hazard remains happy as odds continue to fall

Eden Hazard insist he remains happy with life at Chelsea, but odds on him joining Real Madrid this summer continue to drop.

Betting Calculator



Launch as pop-out window

Accumulator Calculator