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Man United given hope of landing £37.8m midfielder by club’s director

AndersonManchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are enjoying a midweek game of snooker, determined to go one better than Ronnie O’Sullivan and achieve a maximum score of 147, but their game has been disrupted by reports from the continent.

Metro state that Manchester United’s long pursuit of Felipe Anderson seems to be finally bearing fruit, as a Lazio director has hinted that a sale this summer could be on the cards.

The Red Devils have held long-term interest in the Serie A star but have thus far failed to land the signature of the 22-year-old Brazilian.

However, amid Lazio’s struggles to build on their decent campaign last season, the Italian side’s director Igli Tare has conceded his side should have cashed-in on Anderson last summer.

‘We have to make a complete analysis when making decisions, both on an economic and sporting level. I have seen the transfer activity at other clubs, where they decided to sell some of their valuable assets. It happened at Juventus, at Roma, at Inter Milan and at Napoli. They’re examples for us.’

‘The idea behind our decision not to take €50million for Felipe Anderson was because we wanted to continue our project with the same group after a good season. If you make it into the Champions League, your players are worth even more.’

With Lazio sat seventh in the Serie A standings this season, and 13 points adrift of the Champions League places, the club may be forced to sell Anderson this summer- and that could play into the hands of United.

Our landlord believes Anderson would fit in remarkably well with Manchester United’s new-look side for next season and has urged the board to finally complete this deal.

United fans, is Anderson a signing you’d like to complete? Let us know in the comments below!

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