San Siro wants Old Trafford’s Brazilian.
Inter Milan are preparing a £25million offer for Manchester United midfielder Anderson.
The Italian giants want the 23-year-old, who has failed to impress on a regular basis since his £20.4million move from FC Porto in 2007.
The Brazil international has been used as a holding midfielder by manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who looks to have finally lost patience with Michael Carrick.
It is doubtful Ferguson would sanction the move for Anderson as he is short of numbers in that position, but the funds could be used to attract new players with Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano on the radar.
United could use Anderson to lure playmaker Wesley Sneijder from the San Siro, as he was a major transfer target last summer.
The Dutchman was close to signing but his wage demands plus a huge transfer fee meant the sale was not financially unviable.
Meanwhile Ferguson is hopeful the thigh injury picked up by striker Michael Owen will not rule the Englishman out for too long.
The 31-year-old was replaced by Javier Hernandez as a precaution and United boss Ferguson offered his sympathy to Owen.
“It is unfortunate for Michael Owen,” Ferguson told MUTV.
“He made the first goal with a fantastic run to pull the defenders towards him. He allowed the ball to be tapped in easily by Antonio.
“Unfortunately we have lost him to a thigh injury. It is a different type of injury to the ones he has had in the past.
“We hope it is not too long because he is such a really good player.”