Manchester United transfer news: Lucas Moura agrees on transfer, Griezmann ready to join Barcelona and more - 9th January 2018
PSG demand £25million for Lucas
Manchester United have edged closer to securing the transfer of PSG winger Lucas Moura, according to reports from Canal+.
The reports claim that PSG are ready to sell the Brazilian star and have demanded £25million for the winger. Lucas has become a fringe player for the Ligue 1 giants since Kylian Mbappe's arrival in the summer.
Lucas is desperate to secure his place in Brazil's World Cup squad and is only keen on joining Manchester United, who are struggling with their right wing position at the moment.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to United for quite some time now. In fact, Lucas turned down United back in 2013 before agreeing a move to PSG.
Griezmann could join Barcelona
Star French forward Antoine Griezmann has been offered a five-year contract with an annual salary of €15m by Barcelona to join them in the summer, reports Cadena SER.
Griezmann is also a target for Manchester United, who are prepared to break the bank for Griezmann, however, Barcelona are confident of signing Griezmann in the summer.
A crucial factor behind Griezmann snubbing Manchester United is his wife, who wants the striker to stay in Spain.
Atletico Madrid have given Griezmann the permission to join any new club after they completed Diego Costa's signing from Chelsea for a reported £57million fee.
Pellegrini linked with Manchester United
AS Roma star Lorenzo Pellegrini has been linked with a move to Premier League with both Manchester United and Chelsea showing interest in him, according to reports from The Sun.
Pellegrini has started the 2017/18 season on a bright note, creating 23 chances and scoring 2 goals in 14 league appearances so far this season.
A major worry for Roma is Pellegrini's €21million release clause which can also be activated in January transfer window and United are monitoring the player's developments and could make a bid in the summer.
Pellegrini, a gifted playmaker, who likes to operate from the right-hand side, was signed by Roma after the Serie A club activated a €10m buy-back clause last summer.
Bailey attracts interest from Arsenal and Man United
According to the latest reports from The Mirror, Arsenal and Manchester United are ready to splash beyond £40m to secure the signing of Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
Despite joining the Bundesliga club only in the summer, Bailey is attracting offers for a summer transfer move.
Bailey has managed 8 goals and 4 assists so far this season and his pace makes him an ideal transfer target for any top European side.
United are struggling with their right-wing position and Arsenal are also looking for an ideal winger after Alexis Sanchez has reportedly agreed on a move to Manchester City.