Manchester United have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Lazio’s Felipe Anderson, with the Italian club ready to sell their attacking midfielder for £36.7m, according to reports.
The Brazilian ace was heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford throughout the summer and has once again emerged as a target for Louis van Gaal in recent weeks as the Dutchman looks to add pace and creativity to his ranks this month.
And United may be in luck this time, with reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness) claiming that Lazio are open to a €50m (£36.7m) deal.
Although Anderson, 22, remains one of the Rome giants’ key players, the club are worried about his slight dip in form this term – he’s netted four times in Serie A this term – which has swayed them to look to cash in while his value remains high, thus allowing them to raise funds for their own January transfer business.
The South American was one of Italian football’s standout performers in 2014/15, with his 10 goals and seven assists instrumental in Lazio’s Champions League qualification success – albeit they were knocked out in the preliminary stages this term.