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​Chelsea To Replace Willian With Lucas Moura In January Transfer Swoop

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​Chelsea To Replace Willian With Lucas Moura In January Transfer Swoop

Lucas Moura was once the teenager that Sir Alex Ferguson wouldn't spend €45 million on. Now the PSG winger could be on his way to Chelsea with Willian heading to China to make room.

Back when Lucas Moura was just a relatively unknown teenager transfer fees hadn't quite reached the ridiculous money that they would come to fetch Sir Alex Ferguson wouldn't spend €45 million on him but newly rich PSG would.

Nowadays that sum is pretty much par for the course and this summer the French side agreed to spend €145 million on teenage forward Kylian Mbappe next summer, when his 'loan' spell is over.

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Sir Alex of 2012 will be mortified by the price Mbappe cost. Image: PA

Moura has made over 200 appearances in all competitions in the French capital in the five years since he moved from Brazil but with many of those appearances being from the bench he has never lived up to the potential.

This season the 25 year old has only appeared off the bench five times in Ligue 1 and according to Le 10 Sport the winger is a €30 million target for Chelsea in January with the Premier League side ready to sell their player to China to fund the move.

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Moura's time in Paris hasn't been the best. Image: PA

Moura has forever been battling for game time in star studded PSG sides but the addition of Mbappe along with the £198 million Neymar have resulted in even less game time for him.

Those signings make PSG likely to be looking to sell a player in the January window and whilst Julian Draxler is constantly being linked with a move away Moura is the more likely fall guy.

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Willian could be the fall guy for Chelsea's move. Image: PA

For Chelsea Willian has started six Premier League games, and come on as a substitute in a further five, but his form hasn't been at its highest standard and his future at Stamford Bridge looks over.

The report says that Chelsea believe they will get more for Willian from the Chinese market than they would have to pay for Moura and that would suit them perfectly.

In recent years they have sold Ramires, John Obi Mikel and Oscar to the Far East, Willian could be next.

Topics: Lucas Moura, Chelsea, Ligue 1, PSG, Willian, Premier League, Chinese Super League, Brazil

Ryan Sidle
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