Manchester United have joined Premier League rivals Chelsea in showing an interest in Gremio youngster Arthur Melo, according to a story.
The 21-year-old impressed in the Brazilian club’s Copa Libertadores season last time out to draw interest from some European sides.
Among those considering a transfer are Chelsea, who see the young player as a potential succeed for Cesc Fabregas, though they now face competition from the Red Devils.
Man United are keen to bring in Melo, who has been tipped to make Brazil’s squad for this summer’s World Cup finals, and the Daily Star claims that they have an excellent opportunity of signing their man.
Copa Libertadores champs Gremio are open to selling to an English club for a fee of around £35m, it is said, having been left angered by Melo’s decision to sport a Barcelona top during a team meeting last month.
Meanwhile, Lucas Moura has agreed to join Manchester United from Paris Saint-Germain, according to stories in Italy.
The 25-year-old is on Jose Mourinho‘s wishlist as the United head coach looks to reinforce his attacking options in the January transfer window.
He has performed just 72 minutes in Ligue 1 this campaign and PSG are set to cash in on the South American this month.
Gazzetta Dello Sport suggests that playmaker wants to make a permanent switch to Old Trafford. However, The Red Devils and PSG have not yet reached an agreement.
The Stories have claimed that Man United are only interested in a loan deal until the end of the campaign.
PSG, however, are not interested in a temporary agreement and have set Lucas’ asking fee at €40 million (£35m).
According to stories in France, the Ligue 1 giants could approve a lower fee as the attacker has less than two seasons left on his deal.
Le Parisien also suggested on Tuesday that Lucas’ entourage are pushing the attacker towards a move to the Premier League and are also targeting Liverpool.