After securing Nani as part of Marcos Rojo's move to United, Sporting are now eyeing a similar deal for Anderson.
Like Nani, Anderson has found himself frozen out at United under manager Louis van Gaal and been informed it's time to move on.
He has rejected a return home to Brazil at Flamengo over concerns regarding that club's financial strength.
A return to Portugal at Sporting could be an option for the former Porto man, who now has less than a year to run on his United deal.
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