Fiorentina bid €6m for former Manchester United target Veloso, Anderson snubbed

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Immediately after sending Anderson back to Manchester United, Fiorentina have their eyes on a new man.

Former Manchester United transfer target Miguel Veloso could replace Anderson at Fiorentina.

Italian reports have claimed last season's fourth placed Serie A side have lodged a €6 million bid for Veloso, now of Dinamo Kiev. 

The central midfielder was regularly linked to Manchester United when he was at Sporting Lisbon, with assistant manager Mike Phelan confessing: "We know Veloso well, including from the time he played against us. He is an excellent midfielder with great potential." 

Now 28, Veloso is coming off a fairly unspectacular season in Ukraine where he scored two goals and registered five assists in 32 games.

Yet Fiorentina see the him as a solid signing in their midfield, buoyed by his previous spell in Italy with Genoa.

It's reported that the two clubs are slightly away on price, with Kiev demanding €7 million for his sale.

If a deal for the Portuguese international is sanctioned, it's a further indication Fiorentina will not be pursuing Brazilian midfielder Anderson, after a disappointing loan from Manchester United, leaving the Red Devils back to square one in trying to find a suitor.

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