Lucas Moura confirms PSG talks

Updated: August 8, 2012, 12:26 PM ET
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Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura told Brazilian media Wednesday he has held talks with Paris St. Germain over a possible transfer to the French club in January.

"I cannot talk about it, I'm focused on the Brazil team," he said in an interview with Brazil's Globo. "I can speak about it after the Olympics. But talks are under way, although they are not done yet."

Lucas helped Brazil's Olympic squad to a 3-0 victory Tuesday over South Korea. Brazil will face Mexico for the gold medal on Saturday.

The 19-year-old star has been repeatedly linked with a move to Europe during the summer, with Manchester United among the clubs interested in the Sao Paulo player.

French newspaper L'Equipe reported Wednesday that Moura could move to PSG in January for 45 million Euros ($55.7 million).

"I spoke to (PSG defender) Thiago Silva and (sporting director) Leonardo and they spoke very well. I know they are building a wonderful project at this club, with a fantastic structure and major players. That is what they said.

"No doubt it would be better if I can help Sao Paulo a little bit more, though. I said before I want to win a title before leaving and qualify for the Copa Libertadores.

"I can do this with Sao Paulo if the transfer happens in January."

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