Manchester United are considering a move in signing Lazio star Felipe Anderson in the summer transfer window, according to French publication Le10Sport.
The 22-year-old joined the Italian club from Santos in the summer of 2013. He has been in impressive form this term, scoring 10 goals and managing seven assists in 32 league games during the 2014/15 season.
Anderson played a crucial role in helping the Serie A outfit make it to next season's Champions League qualifiers. His club form has impressed Brazil coach Dunga, as the midfielder is one of the seven stand-by players for the 2015 Copa America in Chile.
United manager Louis van Gaal is also impressed by the player's form and is looking to recruit him this summer.
The South American is also attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain. However, the 20-times English champions remain confident they can beat the French club's competition in signing the midfielder.
Lazio have set a €50m (£36.3m, $55.5m) asking price for Anderson and United are reportedly unwilling to meet their valuation for the Brazil midfielder.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager is willing to part ways with striker Robin van Persie, who has one year left on his contract at Old Trafford. The Dutch international will turn 32 in August and has struggled to make an impact last season due to injuries and poor form.
It should be seen if the player-plus-cash deal will convince Lazio to allow Anderson leave this summer. Meanwhile, the player's agent Juliana Gomes admitted in May that the midfielder's company are not negotiating any deal for the sale of his client.
"Just me and the company Base Soccer we are officially allowed to talk about anything related to Anderson. We have no meeting scheduled, the less we are negotiating the sale of the Lazio player right now. All that being said by other people are at odds with the real interests of the player," Gomnes told Calico Mercato.