West Ham officials are set to arrive in Rome today, according to Il Messeggero, to continue their Felipe Anderson chase.
It’s stated the Hammers’ first offer was €30m, including bonuses, which was quickly rejected. The representatives arrive with a new offer of €35m with bonuses and it’s unsure what will happen now.
Lazio have wanted €45m as their asking price and the Italian newspaper says the club doesn’t intend to go below €40m for a player they consider to be a ‘jewel’.
The club aren’t keen to part ways, but with the player keen on a move it’s considered a possibility, with Lazio determined to do things on their terms.
Of the transfer fee, 25% goes to Santos, Anderson’s previous club, so that’s a factor in the Serie A side’s thinking.
Jordan Lukaku’s future is also up in the air, with interest from Southampton, and West Ham, claimed.
Il Messaggero say it’s not just Anderson interesting the Hammers, adding they’ve ‘always’ been keen on Lukaku too.