BBC reporter Simon Stone has claimed that Lazio’s Felipe Anderson is not a transfer target for Manchester United.
Anderson has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for a number of months and the player himself admitted he does not know if he will be a Lazio player next month when asked about the subject last week.
However, Stone rubbished the rumours while colleague David Anderson added that Lazio are simply using Man United to drum up interest in the player.
Not getting the impression Felipe Anderson is on Man United's radar at present.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 14, 2016
@sistoney67 Me neither Stoney. Am hearing it's more a case of Lazio trying to sell him and United are being used to generate interest.
— David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) January 14, 2016
Lazio’s sporting director, Igli Tare, claimed earlier this term that United had a big money offer for Anderson rejected in the summer but it now looks as if this was a tactic to generate interest in the market.
It is a shame that United are not in for Anderson as they have looked short of ideas up top for the majority of the campaign.
It is unclear exactly who United are targeting this month, if anyone. Van Gaal has often spoke about how difficult it is to buy players in January and supporters shouldn’t hold their breath for any incomings.