A last minute bid with a ton of cash works! From the horses mouth, as it were:
Paris Saint-Germain and São Paulo FC have reached today an agreement for the definitive transfer of Lucas Rodriguez Moura Da Silva.
The player and Paris Saint-Germain have also signed an agreement from January 2013 to July 2017. The player will join Paris Saint-Germain and his new teammates in January 2013 for the second half of the season 2012/2013.
So, to whit: “Oh man, who do we buy now? We can buy anyone. Anyone at all! The power! What, who’s this Brazilian guy Manchester United want? Pip them to it. Mind gamez.”