German champions Bayern Munich have reportedly dropped their interest in the pursuit of Lazio’s Brazilian superstar Felipe Anderson.
The Bavarians decided to abandon the chase for the player after acquiring the services of Douglas Costa from Ukrainian side Shaktar Donetsk on a five year deal and Kingsley Coman from Juventus on a two year loan deal.
Manchester United made a bid for the talented midfielder in the summer, but the bid said to be in the region of £29.1M was rejected and the player has since extended his contract with Lazio to 2020. United can capitalise on three favourable factor; Bayern’s withdrawal from signing the player, the willingness of Lazio’s president Claudio Lotito to cash in on the player and Lazio’s lack of qualification to the Champions League after losing out in the play offs to Bayern Leverkusen.
According to the Daily Express, the Red Devils have lunched an early bid for Anderson ahead of a possible January switch to the Theatre of Dreams, United have long been linked with the Brazilian international and are said to be keen to tie up a deal before he can officially sign in the January transfer window.
The 22 year old will be a wonderful addition to the United squad as he will be eligible to represent the Red Devils in the Champions league because he is not cup-tied, but he won’t come cheap as he recently signed a contract extension with a clause of £57 million.