Manchester United's out-of-favour midfielder Anderson is set to join Lyon on loan and it could involve a swap deal with French international keeper Hugo Lloris - as first revealed by Sportsmail.
Anderson was fined £80,000 this week by United boss Sir Alex Ferguson after he skipped training.
The 21-year-old midfielder was dropped for United's 4-0 victory over Hull on Saturday after a poor display in the Carling Cup at Manchester City.
Ferguson tore into Anderson at Eastlands after his under-par performance in the first-leg defeat and is days at Old Trafford are now numbered.
Anderson arrived from Porto for £18million in 2007 but has failed to live up to his price tag.
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He has scored just once in 54 appearances for Ferguson's side, scoring against Spurs at White Hart Lane last September.
The Brazilian hopes to now resurrect his career in France and Sportsmail revealed a week ago that Lyon were keen to take him.
Aspokesman for Anderson's agent said: 'We are working towards someauthorisation with United. The subject could be closed this weekend.'
Lloris's possible arrival could leave goalkeepers Ben Foster and Tomasz Kuszczak's futures in doubt at Old Trafford.
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