Manchester United chief scout Jim Lawlor watched Brazilian striker Felipe Anderson find the back of the net for Lazio last night.
According to the Telegraph, Lawlor was in Italy to watch the talented Brazilian youngster who was on target in his side's 2-0 victory over Verona in Serie A.
It appears, then, that Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal is monitoring the player's situation in Italy's elite division, with the same report revealing that he's been rated at around the £30 million mark.
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether Lazio would be willing to accept a bid for the 21-year-old's services as he only signed a new deal with the club last week.
Van Gaal, though, is clearly ready to add to his attack sooner rather than later at the Theatre of Dreams as he goes in search of long term success at the club.
And Anderson, who can also play off the striker, is certainly highly rated, having already starred for the Brazilian Under-21 side.
There's no doubt about it, he'd certainly prove quite the coup for the Red Devils, but it remains to be seen as to whether the club's hierarchy would be willing to pay such a high fee for his signature.
United are certainly expected to splash the cash once again in the upcoming market, with the club hoping to return to Champions League competition for next season.
Despite United possessing the quartet of Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and James Wilson, the Red Devils appear to be in need of a boost in their front line.
Ultimately things just haven't worked out for Falcao in the red shirt, while Van Persie has failed to prove his credentials despite working under Van Gaal this term.
Perhaps, then, the United chief should look to move one of them on and bring Felipe Anderson to the club. At just 21-years-old, he'd certainly prove a risk, but may well be one worth taking in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United fans: Do you think a striker will leave your club this summer? Would Felipe Anderson be a good signing?
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