Portuguese heavyweights Porto want to sign Manchester United misfit Anderson on loan in January.

We revealed yesterday that champions United were set to offload Anderson and fellow midfielder Ashley Young.

Now, Porto - the club United paid £24million for Brazilian Anderson in 2007 - are interested in taking him back on loan, with a view to a permanent deal.

New boss David Moyes wants to shake up his Old Trafford squad after a poor start to their title defence.