Tottenham have reportedly rivaled Arsenal’s bid for Paris Saint-Germain winger, Lucas Moura.
The Express’ describe Arsenal being ‘locked in a bidding war’ with Tottenham on Monday night over Moura. The Gunners reportedly only wanted the 25-year-old on loan but now want to sign him on a permanent deal.
Spurs apparently have other ideas. PSG are allegedly holding out for £35m for the Brazilian. Although, the Metro say Spurs are willing to fork out £38m.
Manchester United are also said to be interested in the winger but Arsenal are reportedly keen to get their man after failing to sign Bordeaux’s Malcom.
The Mirror are also reporting the same story but, like the Metro, they also cite the Express as their source. Considering the Express’ report only contains one sentence on this supposed ‘bidding war’ and the outlet isn’t know for its reliability, I wouldn’t put my money on it.
Moura signed for PSG from Sao Paulo in 2013 and only has 18 months left on his current contract in France.
He’s yet to make a start for the Ligue 1 giants this season and, although I think Arsenal have bigger fish to fry at the moment since they’re said to be focusing on signing Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, it’s understandable that Moura might actually want to leave.
“It’s a brutal blow,” he told L’Equipe when asked about being consistently left out of the PSG squad. “I’m gutted that I’m no longer playing, to no longer be able to express myself as I was doing before.
“I’m not happy. I thought I’d built something solid with this club, but that’s clearly not the case.”