Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race for Manchester United transfer target and Serie A striking sensation Felipe Anderson, according to reports in France.
The versatile forward managed 10 goals in 32 appearances for Lazio in the Italian top flight last term, helping the Biancocelesti to an unlikely place in the Champions League in the process.
His excellent performances have attracted the interest of PSG, with Le 10 Sport reporting that the 22-year-old attacking midfielder has emerged as a key summer target for the club of the capital.
The Brazilian—who is yet to make his senior debut for the Selecao—moved to Lazio in the summer of 2013 for €8 million, however, his value has shot up in the intervening two seasons. Recently, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Manchester United had a bid of €50 million rejected by the Rome-based club.
United are just one side who are likely to compete with PSG for the signing of Anderson as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his offensive options.
However, they face competition from Manchester City, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Manuel Pellegrini’s side have declared an interest in the forward. The English tabloid also reported that the Citizens’ hopes of securing a deal are likely to be frustrated, both by the player’s desire to remain at Lazio and the fact that he recently signed a new deal at the club which will keep him in Italy until 2020.
For PSG, Anderson may be a slightly less-pricey transfer alternative than Paul Pogba, another Serie A-based player the reigning French champions have been targeting in recent weeks and months [via the Daily Mail].
It remains to be seen which players will also leave the Parc des Princes this summer, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic [Liverpool Echo], Marco Verratti [Daily Mail], Edinson Cavani [Independent] and Ezequiel Lavezzi [Metro] all linked with a move away from Paris.