The Daily Mirror claims Anderson flew home without permission, a decision that seems likely to incur the wrath of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Meanwhile, Blackburn, Everton and Celtic are reportedly among the clubs courting Barcelona's highly-rated winger Jeffren Suarez.
Roman Pavlyuchenko, who is no stranger to this column, has opened talked with Birmingham with a view to finally leaving his Spurs nightmare behind.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is apparently keen to bring in some goalkeeping cover for Heurelho Gomes. Coventry's Kieren Westwood could be his man.
New Bolton boss Owen Coyle is rumoured to be close to a loan deal for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Fulham's planned move for Marco Streller has hit the rocks, after the Swiss international announced his intention to stay put at FC Basel.
Manchester City are also nursing their wounds, after Fernando Gaga (no relation to Lady) decided to stay at Real Madrid.