Fiorentina have reportedly begun work with Manchester United over a permanent deal for Anderson.
The Brazilian midfielder moved to the Artemio Franchi outfit in January on an initial loan move through to the end of the season.
With the summer approaching, La Nazione today are running the line that Viola officials have started the negotiation process with United counterparts over reaching agreement on a permanent transfer.
Sporting director Daniele Prade and technical director Eduardo Macia are described as impressed with Anderson.
However, the wide belief that the 26-year-old is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford has Fiorentina seen as hopeful of also achieving a discount on the €6m purchase option initially agreed with the English club.