Friday 20 April 2018

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

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

Samuel Stevens

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.

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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