West Ham are showing their intention to significantly overhaul their squad in the transfer market with the pursuit of a number of exciting players, though it’s not all plain sailing.
The Daily Express, citing Italian outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport, state the Hammers have seen a bid of £33m for Brazil attacker Felipe Anderson rejected by Lazio.
Anderson, capped once by his South American nation, has emerged as a prime target for new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini but his side faces a wealth of competition in the market, as Leicester, Southampton and Monaco are also said to be keen.
Lazio, having narrowly missed out on Champions League football next season, are determined to snatch the highest price possibly for the 23-year-old and will not budge on their asking price of £43m.
The Italian side are also aware that 25% of any fee they earn will be owed to the winger’s former side Santos, which means the Hammers will have to improve their offer.