Over at Il Tempo in Italy, Felipe Anderson to West Ham is being classed as pretty much done, claiming the Hammers as ‘putting their hands’ on the Brazilian.
The reason for this is that the Premier League clubs are the only ones to have made concrete efforts to sign the Lazio star, even if they are still short of Claudio Lotito’s valuation.
The Italian newspaper state that on Wednesday, emissaries from the Premier League club told the Serie A side they would increase their offer to €38m and would present it officially ‘in the coming hours’.
Lazio would ideally want around €45m, but the fact no one else has come knocking means there’s a ‘feeling’ both teams would meet somewhere in the middle, which would be West Ham’s upcoming offer.
Il Messaggero, down their end, don’t really have much to say, other than that the coming hours could be ‘decisive’ for Felipe Anderson’s transfer.
Despite featuring less than he would have liked to, the Brazilian still enjoyed a decent season, scoring eight goals and picking up 10 assists in 32 appearances in all competitions.