The Brazilian is on the verge of completing an initial loan move to the Stadio Artemio Franchi until the end of the season from Manchester United.
Whilst he is expected in Florence this week to undergo medical examinations and finalise terms of the deal, the 25-year-old will then reportedly have to return to England.
The Gazzetta dello Sport explain today that the midfielder can then only formalise his transfer to the Serie A side once a work permit has been arranged.
It is believed that this process will rule Anderson out of contention for Fiorentina’s next two fixtures, against Catania at the weekend and Siena in the Coppa Italia a week today, but he could be available for Week 21’s home tie with Genoa.
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