Felipe Anderson attracting interest from Manchester City

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Lazio ace Felipe Anderson is attracting interest from Manchester City, according to his agent.

The Brazilian has been in fine form this season as Lazio go in search of Champions League qualification, and has managed nine league goals in 22 games. 


A host of top clubs have been linked with the 21-year-old, including Chelsea and Manchester United, however now his agent Stefano Castagna has revealed that Manchester City scouts have been keeping a close eye on him. 

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However he adds that Anderson is content to stay in Italy and isn't seeking a move in the summer transfer window.


"The rapport with the club has always been excellent and in this case our interests coincided with those of the directors," he said. "It was not difficult to reach an agreement for a renewal. The president and his staff deserve praise and we are very happy with the faith shown in us.

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"It's a good sign that Manchester City are coming to see him, as that means he is doing very well. He has just signed a new deal and is very happy in Rome. I see no particular problem in keeping him, even without Champions League qualification. Playing in that tournament would be ideal, but the Europa League is good too."


Anderson is contracted to Lazio until 2020, so will likely command a hefty fee. Previous reports have suggested that Chelsea are willing to pay a fee in the region of £30 million. He was left out of the latest Brazil squad for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, prompting comparisons between the pair.

Both Chelsea and Manchester City are blessed with plenty of attacking options from midfield, while Manchester United are able to call upon the services of Juan Mata and Angel di Maria who can play in that role.


Felipe Anderson has been causing a stir amongst those who keep an eye on all things Serie A, and now he's enjoying something of a breakthrough season as Lazio enjoy their best campaign in years.

He's undoubtedly a fine player with a bright future but Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United already have world class options in his position. 

£30 million is a lot to pay for a player who, at least for the next few seasons, will be used as a back-up.

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