Jose Mourinho closely monitoring Ligue 1 explosive winger

Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to sign Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain this month, according to reports.

The 25-year-old has hardly highlighted for PSG this season having made just five appearances as a substitute in Ligue 1 plus another off the bench in the Coupe de la Ligue.

The Ligue 1 leaders are ready to cash in on the Brazilian, who has attracted interest from Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan.

The Sun claims that United are exploring the possibility of a deal, but PSG’s high transfer fee could be a stumbling block.

United are looking to sign Moura on a loan deal, but PSG are demanding that a £40 million transfer fee is paid this summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign the 25-year-old for United in 2012, but they lost out to PSG, who signed him from Sao Paulo for a then club-record £38m.

The Brazilian international has been drawing attention from China and, though United would be contrary to match the salaries on offer in the far-east, a move to Old Trafford is more appealing for the winger.

However, Le10 Sport claim United have not made an official bid for Moura but are awaiting PSG’s response as to whether they’d be willing to let him go and for what price.