Felipe Anderson rejects talk of Lazio exit

The Lazio attacker has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months but insists he has no plans to move to England in the coming transfer window
Manchester United target Felipe Anderson has rejected reports suggesting that he is close to a move to the Premier League.

The Lazio forward has long been linked with a move to England after scoring 10 goals in Serie A last season, with United considering launching a £35 million move for the Brazilian in January.

Rumours persist that he could move to Old Trafford, however, but Anderson is in no hurry to leave Rome and is focused on helping Lazio achieve a European place and earning a spot in Brazil's squad for the Olympic Games.

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"There's nothing concrete," Anderson told Fox Sports Brazil when asked about a transfer. "The newspapers talk about my possible move to England, but I am a Lazio player and I want to do well here.

"And I know if I play well here I can get the call from the national team, that is my ultimate goal.

"There's great competition for a place at the Olympics, let alone the senior team. We're a competitive country, we have two formidable groups.

"I'm sure that the difficult period we've faced was due to a transition phase. There are very strong players at our disposal."