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Liverpool FC Transfer News: Reds Approach PSG for Lucas Moura

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Having first been linked to him when he was still in Brazil, rumours have Liverpool making an approach for Lucas Moura, who wants out of the French capital.

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Over the years, Liverpool have been linked to PSG attacking midfielder Lucas Moura on more than a few occasions. They're hardly alone in that. Half of Europe it seems has been linked to Moura, who was mentioned in the same breath as Neymar while he was coming up through the ranks at Sao Paulo.

He was linked to the big Spanish clubs and the big Italian clubs and half of Premier League before ending up in Paris in 2013. And having failed to turn into another superstar like Neymar in his two plus years in the French capital, he's subsequently been linked to pretty much every one of those clubs at least once again since arriving.

Now, after the arrival of Angel di Maria last summer, the 23-year-old is finding minutes even harder to come by, leading to reports that he has asked for a January move away from Paris Saint-Germain. According to Sky and the Express, Liverpool have responded by making contact with the French club and negotiations have begun.

Rumours further suggest he could be had for a fee just a little north of £20M, a potential bargain for one of the most talented Brazilians of his generation but one whose career has stalled after moving to a club that was too rich and too deep across the attacking band for him to get the playing time he needed to fully develop.

Of course, Liverpool are hardly short in those positions, either, and right now he's not as good as the Brazilian attacking midfielders he'd be joining—Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. Lucas is flexible, though, able to play anywhere in attack bar striker. He's also fairly comfortable on the wing, though not a natural winger.

And some players, if they're available for the right price, would be hard to turn down. If it's true that Lucas wants out of Paris and could be had for around £20M—€”both of which seem entirely plausible at this point—his potential to still become a truly world class player probably makes him one of those.