Manchester United have renewed their interest in £36m-rated Porto winger James Rodriguez and are contemplating on making a bid for him in the summer transfer window. Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to incorporate Nani and Anderson as part of a swap deal for the winger in an attempt to bring down the price.
The Daily Mail believes that Anderson, who transferred from Porto in 2008, is willing to move back to Portugal after failing to cement his place in the United starting line up.
"Porto are the one club I would consider moving back to Portugal for. My past is there. It is where I put down my roots in Portuguese football," Anderson said.
Nani is on a similar ship, having failed to establish himself as United's first choice winger, with Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia taking precedence over the Portugal international. With Wilfred Zaha set to join the Red Devils next season, it is unlikely that the 26-year-old will be able to extend his stay at the club.
Tottenham have also been linked with the player as a replacement for Gareth Bale, who is expected to leave England at the end of the season. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are possible suitors for the player's signature while Manchester United have an outside chance to land the player, having been quoted a fee of £70m for the Welshman. Rodriguez has been in brilliant form off late for Porto, scoring 11 goals and assisting three in only 26 starts this season in all competitions.
Michael Zorc on Lewandowski
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has revealed that he would prefer Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski to extend his contract with Dortmund. The 24-year-old Poland international has refused to sign a new contract with the Bundesliga Champions and is expected to leave the club in the summer.
"He has developed into a world-class player with us in the last three years. Lewandowski is among the best three strikers in Europe. We don't depend on a transfer fee this term. Why shouldn't he stay another season? "I'd love to keep Mario at BVB until he's 35. We're planning the next years with him. It's our desire that he'll stay for a long time and he knows that. Mario feels very comfortable at BVB. He and his agent will deal with his future responsibly, I'm sure of that," Zorc told the Bild.