Manchester United could face stiff competition from Germany in their reported pursuit of Lazio attacker Felipe Anderson, according to Sport Bild.
The Red Devils are reported to have sent scouts to watch the Brazilian in action for Lazio in the Coppa Italia this week, with the French publication Le10Sport indicating that the Old Trafford club are weighing up a move for the 21-year-old.
However United are likely to face plenty in the way of competition for the Biancocelesti star, with reports now surfacing in Germany that appear to indicate similar interest from two Bundesliga sides.
Sport Bild is claiming that both Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg are set to launch summer bids for the former Santos man, who has impressed since moving to Rome.
Signed in the summer of 2013, Anderson has scored 10 goals in 37 Serie A outings for Lazio to date.
Operating primarily as an attacking midfielder, the Brazilian can also play anywhere across the front three and even in a supporting striker role if required.
Capped by Brazil at three levels of youth football, Anderson will be hoping that his fine recent form will translate into a full Selecao call-up from national team manager Dunga in the near future.
With Lazio second in Serie A meanwhile and on a sensational run of eight straight league wins, he could yet be tempted to remain at the club another year and play in the Champions League before sealing a move to the Premier League, Bundesliga or elsewhere in Europe.