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Manchester United bid £21.9 million for Felipe Anderson

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Fans and pundits alike have been calling for Manchester United to sign another striker before the transfer window closes.

With four days left for Premier League clubs to get their business done, time is running out. It appears the Red Devils are trying to make an addition before September 1, but it will not be a striker.

talkSPORT are reporting the Old Trafford club have lodged a £21.9 million bid for Lazio's attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson.

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According to the radio station, Louis van Gaal sees an attacking midfielder as vital to United's success this season and has identified the Brazilian as his top priority.

Lazio are keen to keep hold of their player but the Red Devils big money offer, including potential add-ons could be too good to turn down. The Italian side are expected to make a decision over the future of the 22-year-old before this weekend's fixtures.

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After Lazio fell to Bayer Leverkusen, Anderson may be keen to play Champions League football amid a potential move to Old Trafford.

Anderson was vital in helping Lazio qualifty for play-off round last season, scoring 11 goals in 37 games and his performances led to a debut for the Brazil national team.

CURRENT OPTIONS

Manchester United seem to be blessed with a number of players who can occupy the role behind Wayne Rooney. Juan Mata, Adnan Januzaj and Ander Herrera are all capable of playing as a number ten.

Januzaj, despite scoring the winner against Aston Villa, has failed to impress and was dragged off at half-time against Club Brugge.

Herrera impressed during the second half in Belgium, while Van Gaal seems insistent on playing Mata wide right. Looking at the United team it would appear they are crying out for a natural right winger or another centre forward.

But with the Dutch manager confident Rooney can lead the line this season, and Mata impressing out wide, despite a lack of width, an attacking midfielder will be drafted in to offer support to the United captain, much like Herrera did in the second half at Brugge.

Manchester United fans, is an attacking midfielder needed at Old Trafford or should the Red Devils be focussing on other positions? Have your say below!

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