Fiorentina are set to close out a loan deal for Manchester United man Anderson and he could be whisked straight into action this weekend.
The Viola are keen to strengthen their squad for the second half of the season and they have been in talks with United over Anderson, who is deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
The 25-year-old is expected to arrive on loan with the option to make the deal permanent in the summer in exchange for £4.5m.
Fiorentina will hope that the 29-year-old can recapture his old scoring form and prove an adequate replacement for 14-goal marksman Giuseppe Rossi, who faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.
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