Wednesday, January 6, 2016

UPDATES : Manchester United delayed in Felipe Anderson move

The Red Devils have entered negotiations to sign the Brazilian but a severance package owed to the player by Lazio could leave them waiting until late in the monthManchester United delayed in Felipe Anderson move

Manchester United’s £35 million chase for Felipe Anderson has been delayed by a wrangle over bonuses between the player and Lazio.

Goal understands that the Brazilian has been identified by United as one of their key targets
in the January transfer window, and negotiations involving executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward began in December.

But it has now emerged that the 22-year-old is in no rush to leave the Stadio Olimpico without a bonus payment promised to him as part of his buyout clause.

Anderson has a stipulation within his contract which compels Lazio to accept any bid over £35m, and he is due a small percentage of the fee as part of an agreement made with the club.

However, initial indications from Lazio have suggested they would not be willing to immediately hand over the severance package, with the player deciding to wait before making a decision on the United transfer until his current club have made a final decision relating to the payment.

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare admitted on Wednesday that his club will “evaluate every offer” for their players during January, giving United a clear run at Anderson.