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Anderson set to complete Fiorentina move

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Manchester United midfielder Anderson has flown to Italy and is set to complete his loan move to Fiorentina when he passes a medical.

The Serie A club put a video on their official website showing Anderson arriving at Florence airport on Thursday, being taken to their headquarters and meeting various Fiorentina employees.

Anderson, 25, is expected to sign on loan for the rest of the season, with a reported option for a £6.5 million permanent transfer. He will become the first senior player to leave Old Trafford during David Moyes' reign as manager.

He joined United from Porto in 2007, has won four Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League, when he scored a penalty in the final shootout, during his six-and-a-half years at Old Trafford.

But he has only made one start since September and has been overlooked in favour of Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones, Ryan Giggs and Marouane Fellaini for the spots in the centre of midfield.

Anderson, who has scored nine goals in 179 games for United, seems likely to be joined at Fiorentina by AC Milan striker Alessandro Matri.

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