Everton boss Roberto Martinez is set to follow up his interest in Anderson by tabling a formal bid for the Manchester United midfielder.
SportsDirect News revealed the Toffees interest in the Brazilian star on Wednesday.
And Martinez is now set to make an official offer for the 25-year-old.
Anderson is seen as surplus to requirements by Old Trafford boss David Moyes, and the Scot would allow the player to leave if a club matched his valuation.
United splashed £20 million on the star back in 2007.
But he has struggled to make his mark in the Premier League, and would be allowed to move on for around £10m – though it remains to be seen if Martinez’s offer will match Moyes’ valuation.