São Paulo confirm talks with PSG over transfer of Lucas Moura
São Paulo vice-president João Paulo de Jesus Lopes has confirmed that the club are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the transfer of Lucas Moura.
It was reported earlier that the Qatar-backed Ligue 1 side had lodged a bid of €45million for Lucas and that Inter Milan were pulling out of the race to sign the 19-year-old, while no bid has yet been tabled by Manchester United.
PSG now seem to be sitting in pole position to sign Lucas, with the Tricolor supremo admitting that a transfer could be on the cards if the winger is open to a move to France.
João Paulo de Jesus Lopes told Le 10 Sport: "PSG have made an enquiry about Lucas. [PSG sporting director] Leonardo has a very good relationship with São Paulo, but no definite decision has been made yet.
"It is a financial issue. Paris Saint-Germain are a big club in European football, and if the player's interests and also the club's are met, I do not see why it could not happen.
"A transfer is an option, but it is up to the player to decide. São Paulo’s policy is to listen to the player's desire. If Lucas wants to leave the club, we will not hamper a move. However, he will only leave for the right price."
Lucas is expected to make a decision about his future after returning from London, where he is competing in the Olympic Games with the Seleção.
Brazil will face South Korea in the semi-finals of the competition this evening. Kick-off is 19.45 BST at Manchester United’s Old Trafford – one of the destinations that Lucas was expected to be playing at next season.