Manchester United have been told to budge on their €6m valuation of midfield outcast Anderson by loan club Fiorentina, with the Serie A giants targeting a discount on a permanent deal as talks begin over the Brazilian international's long-term future.
Fiorentina took the Red Devils playmaker on loan in January to bolster their options in search of Champions League qualification, with the 26-year-old featuring seven times since making the switch to Tuscany.
United manager David Moyes doesn't view Anderson as part of his plans and is ready to sanction his exit at the right price, but La Nazione has this morning reported that the deal is far from a formality after early negotiations reached an impasse.
Fiorentina want Anderson but want a discount on the initial €6m fee they were quoted to make the loan move permanent three months ago, and with his current deal expiring next summer their negotiating position is strong.
Moyes is not prepared to let any player on the cheap though, despite needing to implement a squad overhaul this summer, with the United boss prepared to stick to his guns and secure the best possible price for a player with the potential to make a big impact in Italian football.
Talks over a summer switch are expected to continue right up until the close of the campaign, with United openly inviting bids from any interested parties as they look to instantly reinvest any transfer recouped on other areas of the team.