Report: Fiorentina trying to sign Anderson permanently

Anderson

Fiorentina have reportedly started talks with Manchester United over extending Anderson's loan into a permanent transfer.

Despite having a limited impact so far, Manchester United outcast Anderson seems to have done enough to convince Fiorentina to try and turn his loan into a permanent transfer.

The Brazilian joined the Viola in January having become a peripheral figure at Old Trafford and with his relationship with manager David Moyes reportedly an issue.

Fiorentina snapped up Anderson but he hasn't made a massive impression in Tuscany and he was again left on the bench for a 5-3 win over Hellas Verona - a game that took place on his birthday.

Fitness has been a problem for the 26-year-old but he has stressed his desire to stay at the Stadio Artemio Franchi and it appears that he may get that chance.

La Nazione reports that Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has been impressed by Anderson's work rate and attitude and is entering talks with United about keeping him.

The Viola are said to be looking for a reduction on the £5m that was agreed for turning the deal permanent when the loan was signed, but that looks quite likely as Anderson would be highly unlikely to break into the first team at Old Trafford.

As far as the fans and the Italian press are concerned, the jury is still out on whether Anderson can settle in Serie A, but Fiorentina will be looking to strengthen the squad in the summer and could see him as an extra weapon for the arsenal.

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