JOSE MOURINHO is desperate to land top target Lucas Moura this month.
Manchester United want to sort a loan deal for the out-of-favour Paris Saint-Germain winger.
But the French Ligue 1 leaders say they will only agree if it leads to a permanent deal worth around £40million next summer.
United tried to get Brazil star Moura, 25, in 2012.
But they were beaten by PSG, who signed him from Sao Paulo for £38m.
Moura has played 212 times for PSG, scoring 44 goals and winning the Ligue 1 title four times.
Last season he hit 19 goals in 52 games as PSG were pipped to the title by rivals Monaco.
Yet he has not started a match this season, managing just six substitute appearances.
He has already been in discussion with Chinese side Beijing Guoan but would prefer Old Trafford if a deal can be struck.
While Moura is looking to join United, Matteo Darmian is eyeing a move away after falling out of the reckoning under Mourinho.
The Italian defender’s representatives plan to fly in for talks this week.
Darmian, 28, has played just three times since October — and he is increasingly concerned about his lack of football.
Juventus and Roma are leading the chase for the ex-Torino full-back, who joined United in July 2015.
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