Anderson has struggled to gain regular action for United in recent seasons. [Reuters] Reuters

Fiorentina are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Anderson this January after the Serie A club's sporting director Daniele Prade confirmed their desire in bringing the Brazilian to Italy.

The 25-year-old has failed to feature regularly in the last few seasons and has not started in more than 10 games in the league in the past three seasons. The former Porto midfielder has featured in eight games in all competitions, which includes three starts and has yet to score a goal or manage an assist.

Anderson has fallen down the pecking order and has not been considered by David Moyes in United's midfield this season. Sky Sports claim that Fiorentina are looking for a loan move for the Brazilian midfielder in January, with a view of a permanent transfer in the summer.

Prade revealed that the Italian outfit have long been following United misfit and are interested in signing Anderson. He also admitted that Fiorentina are looking to bring in a striker in January, following an injury to Giuseppe Rossi.

"Anderson is a player who Fiorentina likes and is following, but this certainly applies to many other players," Prade told Sky Sports Italia.

"Fiorentina are looking a bit, but with very specific requirements.We do not buy just to buy, however, because there is positive feedback from what's on the pitch and the group is happy."

"If the right opportunity comes, we will seize the moment. But it is useless to talk about an individual name as we have many targets, and many of these have not come out," Fiorentina sporting director added.

Anderson is a player who Fiorentina likes and is following, but this certainly applies to many other players
- Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade

A move to Fiorentina would see Anderson improve his playing time, which he was unable to achieve with the Premier League champions.

United manager is also open to the idea of allowing the first team misfits to leave Old Trafford in January, should the right offer be made for the interested clubs.

The former Everton boss is looking to stamp his authority at Old Trafford by offloading few of the first team fringe players after United's poor display under the Scot this season. Moyes is looking to rebuild the squad as he looks to the sanction sale of misfiring players.