PSG poised to hijack United's 30m bid for Brazil ace Moura
09:27 GMT, 6 August 2012
Wanted: United are interested in Moura
Paris Saint-Germain have launched a last-minute bid to hijack Lucas Moura's move to Manchester United.
Reports in Brazil claim the Sao Paulo playmaker has virtually agreed to join the rich French club on a five-year deal.
The 19-year-old's agent Wagner Ribeiro held talks with PSG's sporting director Leonardo last week and watched their friendly against Barcelona before reporting back to Lucas.
United had been confident that their
pursuit was coming to an end after receiving encouragement that their
30million bid would finally be accepted.
The Old Trafford club had even
prepared the ground for Lucas to have a medical over the weekend, but
the Brazil national team insist they will not release him until the end
of their participation in the Olympic football tournament.
But it is understood that PSG, owned
by rich Qataris, are prepared to offer a better fee and terms for one of
South America's hottest prospects.
And authoritative Brazilian media outlet Globoesporte also claim that Lucas is reluctant to move to Manchester.
Agent Ribeiro also represents Robinho who has told the teenager that the northern English city is boring.