What started as a genuinely interesting story at the beginning of the week is beginning to lose credibility as the days go on - the IB times say that reports emanating from Brazil indicate that Lucas is not on his way to United at all.
Harry Kane has been the only consistent performer for Tottenham, who were one of the most risky sides in England last season.
The likes of Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min and the recently returned Erik Lamela have blown hot and cold, and Mauricio Pochettino is willing to dip into the market for a winger. The former Sao Paulo sensation wants his club to drop their asking price to €20m, hopeful that will tempt United into agreeing to a permanent deal.
Lucas Moura has struggled for game time this season and is keen to leave the club in January.
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly refused to let Lucas Moura join Manchester United for anything less than £35.5m.
He has found minutes hard to come by this season following the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the summer.
However, according to latest reports, it is said that the Red Devils are only interested in taking the player on loan, although Unai Emery wishes to offload him permanently.
The 25-year-old has 18 months remaining on his contract in Paris, with his current employers thought to be ready to accept a bid of close to €40 million for the player they paid around €50m for in the summer of 2012.