Tuesday 17 October 2017

Felipe Anderson 'dreams' of Manchester United move as Jose Mourinho plots £300m summer rebuild

Felipe Anderson has talked up a move to Manchester United. Getty
Felipe Anderson has talked up a move to Manchester United. Getty

Ben Burrows

Felipe Anderson has admitted he "dreams" of playing for Manchester United.

The Brazilian was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford during Louis van Gaal's tenure at the club but speculation has cooled in recent months with new manager Jose Mourinho understood to be looking at other targets this summer.

That hasn't stopped Anderson though who has talked up a potential switch once again.

"Every player dreams of playing for a team like United," the Lazio attacking midfielder told Sport TV. "After my season that was very good in the second year, there has always been a lot of speculation.

"If an opportunity shows up, or when I present myself at Lazio, I have to present myself very well.

"I leave it with my sister who takes care of my things, with my agents. I'm enjoying my vacation now, I don't even want to think about it.

"Of course it's my career, my future, but I know the work I've done, and even what I have to do on vacation."

Mourinho is expected to be busy this summer as he attempts to build a squad capable of challenging both at home and in the Champions League.

A move for Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid is understood to be close to completion while a £70million bid has been lodged for Torino's Andrea Belotti.

Mourinho could add as many as five new signings with Benfica's Victor Lindelof set to arrive after the international break, a deal for Monaco's Fabinho getting closer and firm interest in Ivan Perisic of Inter Milan.

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