Jose Mourinho retains a long-standing interest in Lucas Moura and wants to sign the Paris St-Germain winger for Manchester United, according to the player’s agent.
Despite being largely inconsistent throughout his time in France, Lucas has impressed so far this season, scoring four goals in six games since Unai Emery took over as manager.
The 24-year-old joined the reigning Ligue 1 champions in a €45 million deal from Sao Paulo, amid interest from a host of other clubs including Mourinho’s Real Madrid.
And according to Wagner Ribeiro, Mourinho remains a fan of the Brazil international.
“Who called Lucas Moura there [to Real Madrid]? It wasn’t Florentino Perez who wanted Lucas Moura, it was Mourinho,” Ribeiro told television program Bola da Vez.
“Mourinho was and is passionate about Lucas Moura. So much so that now at Manchester he wants Lucas as well.”