Man United suffer transfer blow after Lazio deny Felipe Anderson deal

Lazio deny reports Manchester United have agreed a £47m deal for Felipe Anderson

Lazio have issued a statement denying reports Manchester United have agreed a £47m deal for Felipe Anderson.

According to a Calciomercato report, Lazio owner and chariman Claudio Lotito had confirmed that United would sign the 22-year-old in the summer.

However, the Serie A club have since issued a statement regarding issue, insisting Lotito hadn’t confirmed that an agreement was in place with the 20-time English champions for Anderson.

The South American playmaker has scored six goals in 24 Serie A appearances for the Italian side so far this season.

Anderson netted 10 times in 32 Serie A appearances for Lazio in his second season in Italy’s top flight, prompting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs.

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Lazio signed Anderson, who has made one appearance for the Brazilian national team, in a £6m deal from Brazilian club Santos in 2013.

United are in fifth place in the Premier League table and six points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City.

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