WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: Lucas set for PSG

08/08/2012 09:23

Ashley Gray writes in The Daily Mail...

United face losing £36m ace to PSG
Lucas Moura has revealed he is ready to snub Manchester United after talks with Paris Saint-Germain. United had been confident of signing the Brazil playmaker until PSG made a last-minute offer. The Qatar-backed French club are prepared to pay almost £36million and would wait until January to take him from Sao Paulo. "Without doubt it would be much better for me to stay to help Sao Paulo until the end of the year," said the 19-year-old. "I want to win a title before I leave, qualifying for the Copa Libertadores. If the deal is in January, I can do this for Sao Paulo." Talks with PSG are so advanced that sources in Sao Paulo say the move will be confirmed soon after Saturday’s Olympics football final between Brazil and Mexico.

The Mail also credits United with an interest in Swansea City attacker, Scott Sinclair. The £8million-rated starlet has less than a year left on his current contract, and the Reds are allegedly monitoring his situation along with Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool.

Wayne Rooney features in The Daily Mirror, where he is quoted singing the praises of new colleague, Shinji Kagawa. The United striker also warrants a mention in The Mail from Everton veteran Tony Hibbert, who says it is a possibility that Rooney will one day rejoin the Toffeemen.

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