Man United to offer £170,000 a week to Brazilian strike target

Manchester United could offer reported target Felipe Anderson a lucrative wage packet to move to Old Trafford, according to the Daily Express.

The Lazio forward has been increasingly linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams in recent weeks, with talks said to be ongoing ahead of a £35m transfer.

In order to complete the move, the Red Devils could table a whopping £100,000 a week pay rise as they attempt to land the Brazilian as they look to bolster their attack.

Such an increase is said to take his weekly earnings to an eye-watering £170,000 should he move to Manchester.

Manager Louis van Gaal is in desperate need of some flair to add to his toothless frontline, which is why the deal is close to being forced through this month rather than in the summer.

It is thought the club will shell out an initial £30m, with the following £5m coming in the form of incentive based add-ons.