Manchester United are reportedly considering paying off their flop signing Anderson, in order to finally get him out of the club, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Old Trafford side have found it incredibly difficult to shift the Brazilian midfielder in recent years, having seen him fall incredibly far off the pace in terms of getting first team action.
As a result, the Red Devils are reportedly willing to pay him a staggering £1.4 million to depart in January.
While the club are willing to accept any offers for the player from other clubs in the winter window, they are aware that they could find it difficult to shift him.
As a result, if no buyer can be found, the club will pay the huge fee to terminate the player’s contract.
Anderson first moved to Man Utd in 2007, and the club paid a staggering £26 million to sign him at the time.
Manchester United misfit Anderson has sensationally turned down a switch to play in the newly former Indian Super League, despite the Old Trafford club accepting a three month loan move for their Brazilian star, as reported by Inside Football.
The website cites Tutto Mercato, who said that Indian side FC Pune City had put together a move for the midfielder to join them for the entirety of the competition, which is to last for only three months.
Famous footballers, some of whom have retired for short spells, have already signed up for the competition.
The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Nicolas Anelka, Luis Garcia, David Trezeguet and former Arsenal star Robert Pires will all appear in the new competition.
Despite Man Utd approving a deal, Anderson is unconvinced, despite being far on the fringes of the first team at Old Trafford.
Anderson has consistently failed to stamp himself on the side at Man Utd, and spent the second half of last season on loan at Fiorentina.