Manchester United are going to attempt to outbid German giants Bayern Munich in order to secure the services of Brazilian Felipe Anderson, according to The Mirror.
Anderson, who is already a full international with Brazil at the age of 22, has attracted interest from United after some impressive performances this season with Lazio.
The creative midfielder signed for Lazio from his original club Santos in 2013, and since then has played 54 times for the Rome club, scoring 14 goals.
In the mould of so many other Brazilian creative players, Anderson has an eye for a pass and a shot, with pace and skill giving him the edge in most one on one battles.
United could offer as much as £40million for Anderson, who Bayern value at £35m.
Manager Louis van Gaal was reportedly interested in securing Anderson’s services in the summer, but was not prepared to pay the asking price of £57m, which is the Brazilian’s buy-out clause.