Old Trafford side to offer Brazilian in part-exchange deal.
Man United will look to step-up their pursuit of Atletico Madrid youngster Koke by offering midfielder Anderson as part of a bid for the Spanish international according to Football Direct News.
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The 22 year old has had a superb season at the Vicente Calderon, becoming a pivotal member of Diego Simeone’s first team set-up and earning a spot in Vicente del Bosque’s Spain squad for the 2014 World Cup finals but the locally born talent may feel he has achieved as much as he can at Atletico.
Koke made 58 appearances in all competitions last term, scoring seven goals and finishing the La Liga campaign as the second highest assist maker.
Louis van Gaal may well see Koke as a player he can re-build his midfield around and the chance to join fellow countrymen David de Gea and Juan Mata may prove very tempting though there are bound to be many sides chasing the crafty midfielder.
Koke is valued at a massive £48m and as such it is perhaps wise to look to bring down the overall cost of the deal by offering Anderson in part-exchange.
The Brazilian midfielder was farmed out on loan to Fiorentina in January and is very much surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
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