Man Utd Round-Up: South American No.7 on Radar, Battle For £71m-rated Brazilian Defender

January 6, 2018

Man Utd Favourites to Sign 25-year-old Explosive Brazilian Winger in January

Manchester United favourites to sign Paris St-Germain outcast Lucas Moura, according to the bookies.

Chelsea have been linked with signing the rapid Brazilian winger during the summer transfer window but now the Red Devils seem to be frontrunners for his signature.

Jose Mourinho is looking a replacement for Henrick Mkhitaryan who is expected to leave the club in January.

Meanwhile, Chelse have seen Lucas Moura as a replacement for his compatriot Willian who has been frustrated with the lack of playing time and might be open to leaving the club in January.

And BetStars believe United are the frontrunners to sign the 25-year-old Brazilian forward.

Director of Trading Ian Marmion explained: “Manchester United have emerged as the 6/4 favourites with BetStars to sign Paris St-Germain outcast Lucas Moura who has slipped down the pecking order at the Parc de Princes.

“Inter Milan are also in the hunt for Moura and can be backed at 6/1 to hijack United’s deal, while Chelsea and Roma are both priced at 12/1 to make a swoop for the Brazilian midfielder.”

Moura has made took part in only five Ligue 1 games for Paris Saint-Germain this campaign and likely to leave them in January.

Former Man Utd No.7 Linked With Shock Return to Premier League

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly has offers on the table from PSG and Chelsea if he decides to leave Real Madrid.

The Ballon d’Or winner forward is furious at club boss Florentino Perez for his persistence in trying to sign Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar.

The 32-year-old forward is concerned he is no longer considered as the main man at the Los Blancos.

And according to Don Balon, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are ready to fight for his signature.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen to add to his forward line with Alvaro Morata failing to impress and Cristiano Ronaldo would be a huge upgrade for Spanish attacker.

Paris Saint-Germain are also believed to be keen on to add Ronaldo at their ranks and Real Madrid could use Portuguese superstar as a makeweight to push through a move for Neymar.

But while Ronaldo hasn’t ruled out the possibility of crossing the pond later in his career, he still feels he is capable of challenging for major titles in Europe.

Ronaldo has struggled to perform on top of his form, founding the net only four times in La Liga as the defending champions sit fourth in the table with 14 points behind from their arch-rivals and leaguer leaders Barcelona.

According to the reports, Manchester United face competition from La Liga giants Real Madrid for a defensive target.

Real Madrid are ready to pay up to €80m (£71m) to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, according to the latest reports.

The Daily Mirror claims that the Brazilian has shot to the top of Zinedine Zidane’s wanted list in January transfer window as he plots some major signings to give his flagging Real Madrid side a boost.

Sergio Ramos’ form has dipped this season, while Raphael Varane has suffered a succession of injury issues, while the players likes Nacho and Jesus Vallejo are viewed as being too inexperienced to take the role of leading centre-back on a full-time basis.

Marquinhos has long been linked with the Premier league giants Manchester United and their boss Jose Mourinho was reported to have considered a move last summer transfer window, before hearing how much the Ligue 1 outfit were demanding.

Marquinhos joined PSG in from Serie A outfit Roma for a reported €31.4m transfer fee. He has played in 163 matches so far and scored 13 goals for the club. The Brazil international won the three Ligue 1 and the three Coupe de France titles with the club.