Having failed to impress on loan at Porto, West Ham winger Felipe Anderson is reportedly wanted by Serie A leaders AC Milan on a six-month loan deal.

According to the Daily Mail, the Rossoneri have identified Anderson as an contender to bolster their left-sided attacking options amid a torrid time in Portugal.

The 27-year-old reportedly earns £115,000 per week at West Ham, representing a significant outlay from an asset who is not being utilised by his parent club nor Porto themselves, where he has made just five appearances.

The Hammers offloaded Anderson to the Portuguese giants in the summer transfer window on a season-long loan deal but are considering recalling him amid a lack of opportunities.

Anderson has yet to play a full 90 minutes for the Liga NOS side and looks destined to struggle. Fruitless for both West Ham and Porto, it seems as though the Hammers will look for new pastures for the Brazilian.

The 27-year-old starred for Lazio when the Irons recruited him ahead of the 2018/19 season and is a proven option in Serie A, scoring 34 times and set up a further 39 goals for the Rome outfit [via Transfermarkt].

Indeed, he impressed in his debut season in London, featuring in virtually all of the Irons’ league games and helping himself to nine goals and four assists that term.

However, Anderson saw fewer opportunities under Moyes following the departure of Manuel Pellegrini last season, and the Scot is reportedly unlikely to include him in his first team plans even if he returns from his loan spell in Portugal.

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A move back to Serie A should offer cause for optimism. With the Porto loan designed to retain value for the Brazilian, a stagnant period at the Estadio Dragao benefits nobody.

With Anderson experienced in Italian football, hopes of better luck in Serie A could put an expensive asset to good work, hopefully resulting in a major sale in the summer.

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