Manchester United are reportedly considering the prospect of pursuing Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain this month. The Brazil international came close to joining the Red Devils back in the summer of 2012, until they baulked at the £38m transfer fee set by Sao Paulo. Reports from Daily Star claim that Paris Saint-Germain are now demanding a £40m permanent deal next summer as part of any deal.
The attacker followed to pursue a move to Parc des Princes in January 2013, and he has since racked over 200 appearances across all competitions. Moura enjoyed his best-ever campaign with the French outfit last season, where he contributed 19 goals, but he has still fallen out of favour owing to the summer arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Also, According to The Telegraph, United could revive their long-standing interest in Moura with Mourinho still wanting to add a wide player after missing out on Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic in the summer. Aside from Moura, United are also considering a move for Bordeaux’s Malcom, who has impressed in the French Ligue 1 with seven goals and four assists this term.
The likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have done a credible job on the left side of the attack this season, but the pair have lacked the consistency in recent months. Meanwhile, Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have failed to produce the good on the other flank, and United could do with a fresh attacker on the right wing.
Despite the speculation, United are unlikely to be held for ransom during the winter transfer window, and buying a forward-minded player more out of desperation may do more harm than good. Moura has managed just five substitute appearances in the Ligue 1 this term, and he would no doubt want assurances of regular gametime.