Tottenham were thought to be leading the race for the 25-year-old's signature, according to the Daily Mail, but the north London outfit's hopes of bringing him to club appear to have received a blow today.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino desires to add pace and width to his attack, and the former São Paulo star fits the bill to a tee.
Lucas, who rejected a move to Man United in favour of PSG in 2012, featured 44 times in Ligue 1 and the Champions League last season.
Emery said he was unclear on the future of midfielder Lassana Diarra, who has been linked with a free transfer to the Ligue 1 leaders after leaving Al Jazira.
"I asked straight away if Malcom would be staying or not", said Poyet in The Sun.
However, an agreement is far from being clear cut as PSG want to sell Lucas this month to balance their books and meet the Financial Fair Play regulations.
"I didn't become an international by chance".
"It is true that La Liga could suit me".
The long-anticipated swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan head in the opposite direction was completed on Monday, bringing to a conclusion one of the biggest transfer stories of the January window.
Aubameyang has agreed personal terms to join Arsenal , but the two clubs have yet to settle on a fee after the Gunners made a €50 million bid over the weekend .