Manchester United have begun talks with Paris Saint-Germain over signing Lucas Moura, according to reports.
No formal offer has been made to the Ligue 1 leaders but contact has been made, say Le 10 Sport.
However, Jose Mourinho will have to contend with Chinese Super League side Hebei Fortune, who are also interested in the 25-year-old Brazilian.
And it has been claimed that United, despite making contact, are prepared to offer less than what PSG were hoping for the one-time Chelsea target.
The Old Trafford side have previous with former Sao Paulo star Moura, who operates as a winger.
They registered their interest in him back in the summer of 2012 – at the same time as Inter.
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However, it was PSG who got his signature for what was then a club record signing of around £38million.
He has gone on to score 44 goals in 212 appearances for the side, winning the French top flight four times in the process.
Moura is said to be aware of the interest of Hebei Fortune, who are managed by former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
They are likely to offer Moura a mega-money deal to move to the Far East but it is believed that he sees his future in Europe.