According to the Guardian, Manchester United are said to have no plans to pay off £20 million flop Anderson this January as they are willing to wait for his contract to expire before allowing him to depart, unless a buyer comes forward.
The former Porto star has become used less and less at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson departed in 2013 and with just five Premier League appearances in the past two seasons, it can come as no surprise that Louis van Gaal has no plans to keep him on past his current deal.
Last month, stories broke across the media that United were looking at paying the Brazilian off and allowing him to leave in January for nothing in search of a new club. The report in the Irish Independent stated: ''Manchester United will consider cancelling the remaining six months on Anderson's £60,000-a-week contract if they fail to find a new club for the Brazilian in January.
''It is understand that United are ready to explore the possibility of paying up the remainder of his contract at a cost of up to £1.4 million, simply to remove him from the playing squad and enhance his prospects of finding a new club.''
However, the reports now indicate that United will not entertain the thought of buying the once dubbed new Ronaldinho out of his contract, so could potentially remain an option for Van Gaal at Old Trafford until the end of the season.
Elsewhere, the Telegraph have reported the Red Devils are actively seeking new homes for loanees Nani and Javier Hernandez. Both of whom are in good form and have seen their stock rise since their exit from Manchester in the summer.
Nani has scored six goals in 15 games for Sporting Lisbon this season, and has even been identified as one of the top performers in the Champions League. Earlier in the week, the Portuguese winger earned more plaudits by being nominated for Sporting Lisbon's Player of the Year award despite only playing a handful of games.
Hernandez, too, has enjoyed a good experience away from his parent club, earning himself a pivotal role at Real Madrid that's not too dissimilar to the one he played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
However after the Mexican's outburst earlier in the week, where he said in no uncertain terms he wants regular first team football, it would be surprising to see him accept a deal with Real Madrid and could provoke a bidding war from other admirers across Europe.