Chelsea in transfer tussle with Man United to sign £45m-rated South-American star

The hunt for winter recruits is steaming and clubs across Europe are pedalling quick to get signatures.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have joined the hot pursuit for Chelsea target Brazilian Lucas Paqueta.

Reportedly priced at 45 million pounds, his staggering price as an upcomer is quite surprising, but his quality on the field of play shows why he’s highly valued by Flamengo.

According to Le10sSport via Calciomercato, United and Paris Saint-Germain are in a two-legged race for the rising star.

However, the Brazilian who is well known for his attacking flair and dazzling move was formerly linked with a move to join former Champions of England Chelsea.

Chelsea under Sarri have transformed into a power horse and they have clutched the spot at the top of the Premier League standings.

The attacking midfielder will no doubt fit seamlessly into Sarri football philosophy.

But, given the weighing conditions tossed by the Premier League to newcomers, it’s impossible to tell how well he can become the player the 56-year-old wants him to be, if he joins Chelsea.

The 21-year-old was named in among Tite’s top twelve alternatives for handpicked for the Brazilian national team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup In Russia.

Lucas racked up 36 Brazilian Serie A League appearances for Flamengo since penning down a professional contract in 2016.