Felipe Anderson
Felipe Anderson has long been linked with a move to Manchester United. Getty

Manchester United are considering a move to sign Lazio star Felipe Anderson before the end of the transfer window. He has long been a target for the Red Devils and they have rekindled their interest in the attacking midfielder.

The Brazil international joined the Italian club from Santos in the 2013. He has been in impressive form, scoring 10 goals and managing seven assists in 32 league games during the 2014/15 season and also helping them make it to the Champions League play-off.

However, the Serie A outfit were eliminated from Europe's top tier club competition after they lost to Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 on aggregate in the play-off. Italian publication Tutto Mercato Web reports United are looking to take advantage of this situation and test their resolve by making an approach.

The Old Trafford club have placed a €45m (£32.8m, $50.6m) to lure the South American to join the English club in the final week of the summer transfer. However, the Italian outfit are not willing to do business in the closing stages of the window.

Louis van Gaal has long been maintained his interested in securing the services of the 22-year-old, who still has five years left on his contract with Lazio. Earlier in June, Anderson rubbished reports linking him with a move away from his current employers.

"Next year? All I know is I'll be playing for Lazio. I only recently renewed my contract for another five years. I'm thinking about that shirt, and nothing else. I don't know of any offers, my future is at Lazio," Anderson is quoted as saying by the Express.

Meanwhile, United striker James Wilson has received his first England U21 call-up for September's clash against Norway and the USA. He is delighted to be included in Gareth Southgate's squad as he targets a place in the Three Lions' first team.

"Playing for England's senior team is obviously the main goal. But you have to take one little step at a time. I think the Under-21s will be good for me - a great experience and some valuable game time as well," Wilson explained.