Saturday 1 October 2016

Felipe Anderson admits he 'does not know' if he will stay at Lazio amid Man United interest

Samuel Stevens

Published 12/01/2016 | 12:31

Felipe Anderson Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson
Felipe Anderson Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson

Lazio attacking-midfielder Felipe Anderson has spoken publically about rumours linking him with a £30m switch to Manchester United - revealing he is in the dark about the deal.

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The 22-year-old made his debut for the Brazil national team last year and has scored 15 goals for the Italian club in 64 appearances.

United are looking for an exciting play-maker to banish accusations of ‘boring’ football under manager Louis van Gaal as they prepare to face Newcastle tonight.

Speaking to Sky Italia about the reports, which appear on a daily basis, Anderson said: “I do not know if I will stay in January.

“I am concentrated only on my work and doing well here. I do not know what will happen.”

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare was forced to address the speculation this weekend and made outlandish claims about a £37.6m bid in the summer months.

He said: “We have not received any offer from Manchester United this month, but we refused an offer from them on August 27 worth £37.6m.

“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.”

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