That’s how we feel about the Felipe Anderson to West Ham story these days, mostly because something that should have been done by now appears to be getting more and more complicated by the day.
Last Friday saw a report from Corriere dello Sport claiming the Hammers had travelled to Rome to negotiate with Lazio and get the deal over the line, but the exact opposite appears to have happened, with the two club now a bit further apart.
The reason for that is the alleged inclusion of Jordan Lukaku in the proceedings, whom West Ham have been interested in alongside other Premier League clubs such as Leicester City and Southampton.
Il Tempo on Monday claim that Lazio are now asking for €60m for the pair, which is considered too much by the London based club.
The Italian newspaper explain both sides are expected to meet on Tuesday to discuss the matter further, with West Ham refusing to go beyond €50m.
Il Messaggero don’t have anything new on the deal, focusing on other transfers for the time being, but Corriere dello Sport do.
The national newspaper believe Lazio are the ones behind the delay, having upped their demands for the Brazilian forward to €48m (West Ham are yet to respond), which is a tactic Claudio Lotito used to sell Keita Baldé for more money to AS Monaco last year.
Corriere also report talks regarding Jordan Lukaku, although there’s no mention of a combined deal.
We want this to be done as much as you do, but it seems you’re going to have to wait a bit longer, West Ham fans.