New West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has focused on bolstering his defensive ranks so far this summer but could now eye improvements at the other end of the field.

The Hammers are widely reported to be closing in on a deal for Lazio winger Felipe Anderson, said to be worth around €40m, and could look to capture another attacker from Serie A.

Italian outlet CalcioMercato state AC Milan are prepared to offload former Liverpool forward Fabio Borini as they seek to adhere to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.

Borini, who was signed by Milan for €5.5m last summer, is reportedly attracting the attention of West Ham – who will face competition from Napoli and Torino in the market for the forward.

The 27-year-old Italy international intends to remain at the San Siro but UEFA regulations could lead to his departure – and a return to the Premier League could be on the cards.

Borini made just four appearances early in his career with Chelsea and then failed to impress during a spell with Liverpool, where he scored just two goals in 25 league appearances.