According to The Sun, Lazio have told Manchester United to launch a bid for their highly-rated winger Felipe Anderson; whilst The Telegraph report that Andros Townsend has informed Tottenham Hotspur he wants a loan move.
The Red Devils have been linked with the £36.7million-rated winger continuously this season after seeing a £29million bid rejected by Lazio last summer.
United have been heavily tipped to revive their interest this month, whilst reports earlier this week alleged club representatives met the Brazil international’s agent to discuss a January move to Old Trafford.
The Sun now claim that Lazio have urged Louis van Gaal’s side to launch a £36million bid for the 22-year-old, who has come under criticism for below-par performances since rumours of a move to the Premier League first emerged.
However, a dispute over bonus payments at the Stadio Olympico – which Anderson feels he is owed by the Serie A outfit – could delay the mooted deal.
Meanwhile, The Telegraph report that outcast winger Andros Townsend has told Tottenham Hotspur he wants to leave the club on loan this month.
The England international hasn’t featured for Mauricio Pochettino’s side since a Europa League outing in October and appears to be surplus to requirements, but Spurs want a £14million fee to part with him permanently.
Townsend has been left frustrated by the Lilywhites’ sizable valuation and has requested a loan move instead, in a bid to improve his chances of making it into Roy Hodgson’s squad for Euro 2016. West Bromwich Albion are currently leading the chase for the 24-year-old’s temporary services.