The Brazilian was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford during the off-season, but Lazio were understood to be keen to hold onto one of the club’s most prized assets.
Lazio failed to qualify for the Champions League following its play-off loss to Bayer Leverkusen, and the 22-year-old is eligible to be registered for the Red Devils for the second half of the competition should he sign for the Red Devils in January.
Despite the signings of Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial, Louis van Gaal is understood to still be keen to bolster his attack with his side currently struggling for find the back of the net in the Premier League.
Wayne Rooney has experienced a sluggish start to the season, however United still sit in fourth after the opening four matches.
Soccerlens reports Anderson to be valued at around £36.5m.
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