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Man United make double swoop
Manchester United agree to sign Nani and Anderson from Portuguese clubs.
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2007 07:26 GMT

Nani: Another Ronaldo? Premiership defences beware [Reuters]

Manchester United have continued their off season spending spree after agreeing to buy midfielders Nani and Anderson from their Portuguese clubs.
 
The deals to sign the players will be finalised after the two complete medical examinations.
 
No transfer fees were disclosed.
Nani, a highly rated 20 year old Portuguese, will move from Sporting Lisbon, where he has scored eight goals in 38 appearances.
 
The skilful left winger has been compared to compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Manchester United from Sporting in 2003.

He has scored once in five appearances for Portugal.

The deal to sign Brazilian attacking midfielder Anderson from FC Porto is
dependent on his ability to obtain a work permit.

The 19 year old has been selected for Brazil's squad for next month's Copa America in Venezuela, his first national team call-up.

"Personal terms have been agreed and a formal announcement will take
place once the necessary administrative procedures, including a medical have been completed," United said in separate statements.

The two signings add to the reported agreement to sign England midfielder Owen Hargreaves from Bayern Munich.

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