Arsenal interested in completing surprise deal for PSG winger this month

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Lucas Moura

Arsenal are reportedly in contention to sign Lucas Moura on a temporary basis this month, ESPN FC understands.

The Brazil international has struggled for regular gametime at Paris Saint-Germain this term, and he is expected to leave Parc des Princes by the end of the transfer window.

The Gunners have been associated with the ex-Sao Paulo graduate in the past, and ESPN suggests that they are seemingly leading the race for the wide-player, who has been earmarked as a potential replacement for departed duo Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Despite this, the Gunners are only looking into a short-term loan for the 25-year-old, and this could hinder any prospect of a deal, considering Paris Saint-Germain are aiming to balance their financial books with the Brazilian’s sale.

Moura has earned just six outings for the French outfit from the bench this term, and it would be a huge surprise if he opts to pursue a fresh challenge with the Gunners, where he may find himself in a similar situation.

Aside from Arsenal, the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have been credited with an interest in Moura, though the latter are likely to end the pursuit with the signing of Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger has often tended to bypass any transfer business during the winter transfer window, but the club seem to have genuinely expressed a desire to strengthen the squad with Henrikh Mkhitaryan expected to become the Gunners’ second recruit this month.

Aside from this, talks are progressing at an advanced stage for Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with key Gunners’ officials including chief Ivan Gazidis having flown to Germany to dish out a potential club-record deal for the Gabon international.

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