​With the £22m arrival of Toulouse defender Issa Diop ​confirmed​West Ham are now turning their attention to Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson, according to the ​Daily Mail


As per the report, talks are ongoing between the Hammers and I Biancocelesti regarding the sale of Anderson. The two clubs are close to agreeing on a deal for the 25-year-old, although the ​Serie A outfit are understood to have asked for extra sell-on clauses. 

According to Italian outlet ​Tutto Mercato, Anderson is set to cost West Ham a club record £31m with an additional £2.5m in add-ons as well as a 10% sell-on clause, which could yet rise depending on how the current negotiations conclude. 


The Brazilian arrived at the Stadio Olimpico from Santos in 2013 for just £6.75m. He's made a total of 177 appearances for I Biancocelesti since the move, scoring 34 goals and assisting a further 42. 


Last season, Anderson was one of Lazio's standout performers, registering seven goals and 12 assists in 32 appearances across all competitions, helping the club to a fifth-placed finish in the league. 

Should Anderson sign for the Hammers, he'll become Manuel Pellegrini's third signing of the summer following the arrival of Ryan Fredericks on a free and, more recently, Issa Diop from Toulouse. 


Diop signed for the Hammers on Tuesday, agreeing to a five-year-contract, which will see him earn a reported £65,000 a week. Following his arrival in East London, the French youngster ​told the club“I am very happy to sign for such a historic English club, and I hope to show my best here.


“I am a very ambitious player and West Ham is a very ambitious club, as we’ve seen with the appointment of the new coach. I hope to help the team win lots of games and make the fans happy.”

Udinese Calcio v SS Lazio - Serie A

Meanwhile, the Hammers are continuing negotiations with ​Swansea City regarding the signings of Alfie Mawson and Lukasz Fabianski.