Man Utd target Felipe Anderson admits he may move this month

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Anderson was the subject of a mega-money bid from Man Utd in August
Anderson was the subject of a mega-money bid from Man Utd in August

Lazio star Felipe Anderson has admitted he "does not know" if he will be allowed to make a move to Manchester United this month.

Serie A side Lazio have confirmed that they have rejected a bid from United for Anderson last summer, with a lavish €50m offer not enough to trigger a sale.

Yet the Italian club believe their 22-year-old Brazilian attacking starlet has the potential to become one of the world's top stars and the expectation is that a fresh bid is imminent from United.

“I do not know if I will stay in January," Anderson told Sly Italia.  “I am concentrated only on my work and doing well here. I do not know what will happen.”

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare made the claim that his club had turned down United's advances last summer and even went public with the figure proposed by Old Trafford transfer chief Ed Woodward.

“We have not received any offer from Manchester United this month, but we refused an offer from them on August 27 worth €50m," he stated.

“We rejected Manchester United's offer because we think he will be worth much more once he really explodes. His situation has not changed compared to August.”

Anderson has scored six goals for Lazio this season and is viewed as one of the brightest prospects in European football, with some suggesting he was United's first choice target to bolster that attacking options last August before their late move to sign Anthony Martial.

It will be intriguing to see how much financial backing under-fire United boss Louis van Gaal receives this month, as pressure continues to build on his position at the club.