Manafort had arranged the meeting to offer a deal to help secure Chinese investment in Ecuador's power system.
The newspaper cited three unnamed sources on Monday, December 3 reporting that, during at least two meetings with Manafort in Quito, Moreno and his assistants spoke of their desire to rid themselves of Assange - a refugee since 2012 at the South American country's embassy in London - in exchange for some concessions, especially the relief of Ecuadorian debt with the US.
Assange is wanted by both USA and British authorities, making his refuge at the London embassy a sticking point between Ecuador and the two world powers.
The ex Trump official allegedly suggested he could help in the negotiation of an agreement to deliver Assange to the US.
Manafort was convicted of bank and tax fraud earlier this year, and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller in his prove of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
Scolari tiene una oferta de Colombia
Es un asunto que, ahora que terminó el campeonato , la gente va a pensar con mucha claridad . Tengo que pensar en mi familia y, además, en mi otra familia, la palmeirense ", agregó.
"The NYT points out that there's no evidence that Manafort briefed the Trump administration on the Assange talks, or that it had anything to do with WikiLeaks" publication of a raft of Democratic Party emails allegedly stolen by "Russian spies" amid the U.S. presidential race.
Manafort's trip to Ecuador and what he discussed regarding Assange, has become a subject of speculation in recent weeks.
In response to the development, Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, said that it was Moreno who broached the issue of Assange and "his desire to remove Julian Assange from Ecuador's embassy".
The former head of trump's staff held a final meeting with Moreno a few days after the appointment of Robert Mueller spectaculorum for investigation of Russia's intervention in USA elections 2016. Moreno has in the past indicated that he would like to find a way to resolve the impasse, at the Times reported that he has considered giving him a diplomatic post in Russian Federation.
WikiLeaks has come under scrutiny for its 2016 publication of emails stolen from Democratic servers by Russian intelligence agents, which contained damaging information about Hillary Clinton, Trump's rival during the 2016 presidential election.