Revealed: Manchester United on £40million mission as they step up attacker chase
By Italy correspondent Gianluigi Carrozzini
Manchester United dispatched scouts to watch Lazio winger Felipe Anderson in action on Sunday, Football Insider sources understand.
The Premier League giants are keeping close tabs on the Brazilian attacker ahead of the summer window.
As reported by Football Insider, United had a £37.6million bid for Anderson rejected by the Serie A club in January.
But United have not given up hope of landing the 22-year-old and assessed him in Sunday’s Serie A clash against Frosinone, which Lazio won 2-0.
The Italian club are keen to hold out for a £40million-plus fee for the 22-year-old, who transferred from Santos in the summer of 2013. He signed a new contract last March that runs until the summer of 2020.
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Anderson has scored seven goals and supplied four assists in his 34 appearances for Lazio this season.
United manager Louis van Gaal has said one of the team’s priorities is to recruit a mobile wide forward capable of getting in behind defences and creating and scoring goals.
Anderson, who was earned one cap for the Brazil national team, is predominantly used on the left flank by his club.
Van Gaal’s side have struggled to create and score goals this season despite vast investment in the squad over the last two years.
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