Although Tottenham Hotspur are still reportedly in pole position to sign Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura, Arsenal are apparently still in with a chance.
According to L’Equipe, Arsenal are still in with a chance to sign Lucas even though Daniel Levy is determined to bring him to Spurs.
However, if the Gunners do make a swoop for the 25-year-old, it won’t be until the final three days of the January transfer window.
PSG are allegedly still asking for €25m-€30m (£22m-£26m) for the winger, who still has 18 months left on his contract with the Ligue 1 giants.
RMC say that Spurs have already tied him down to a four-year deal, in which he’ll earn the same as he does in France, while the Telegraph report that he was shown around their training ground this week.
Other reports insist that Lucas will only be moving to Spurs on loan.
Sevilla have been linked but it’s reported that the La Liga side don’t view signing Lucas as a priority.
Malaga and Real Betis are also said to be interested, which is handy because the Brazilian reckons his style would suit the Spanish league.
“I believe I’d be well suited to La Liga, with my speed and my technique,” he told L’Equipe last week.
“I think I could perform well there but the truth is it does not matter where I play as I know I am capable and will work hard.
“I am not disgusted at not being able to play more here and cannot express myself, things have changed this weekend and I’m not happy.”
At the moment, it looks as if Lucas just wants to leave PSG – I doubt he really cares where he ends up.
He joined them from Sao Paul in 2013 but has quickly been replaced in PSG’s attacking line-up by mega-signings Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The winger just wants playing time.
Despite scoring 19 goals last season and providing 11 assists (all comps), he’s yet to make a single Ligue 1 start this term.