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PSG star Lucas Moura ‘agrees terms’ with Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan

The winger had been linked with a number of Premier League clubs but looks set for China instead

This is a dagger to the hearts of Premier League fans.

Because this deal has been rumbling on and on for what feels like a decade now.

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According to Goal, PSG star Lucas Moura has snubbed interest from the likes of Chelsea to agree a move to the Chinese Super League instead.

Lucas Moura has struggled for game time

PSG forward Lucas Moura has struggled for game time

The Brazilian winger has reached an agreement in principle with Beijing Guoan, potentially joining international compatriot Renato Augusto in the Chinese capital.

And Augusto’s success has created a blueprint for Brazilians out in China.

Lucas will be hoping the move enhances his chances of making Brazil’s World Cup squad – as Augusto and Paulinho have managed in China before him.

Augusto has convinced Lucas to move

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Augusto has convinced Lucas to move

And you never know, given Paulinho’s slightly bizarre career path, he might end up at Barcelona in two years time.

Lucas has played less than 90 minutes of competitive football at PSG this season and will see the move as a fresh start.

He has reportedly been in contact with former team-mates Augusto and Ezequiel Lavezzi, who have encouraged him about China’s offerings.

Inter Milan have been impressed by Paulinho's start to lift at Barcelona

The next Paulinho?

The biggest obstacle, however, may be the fee itself with the CFA (Chinese Football Association) desperately trying to bring down transfer sums after years of soaring numbers.

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