West Ham in advanced talks to sign Felipe Anderson from Lazio

Felipe Anderson
Image: West Ham are hoping to conclude a deal to sign Felipe Anderson

West Ham remain in advanced talks with Lazio over the signing of midfielder Felipe Anderson, according to Sky sources.

It is understood the clubs are edging closer to an agreement on a fee, the payment structure and potential clauses after negotiations had stalled over the past couple of weeks.

Sky sources understand the fee would break West Ham's current transfer record, with the Hammers having spent a record £21.9m on defender Issa Diop earlier this summer.

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There is a willingness from all parties to make the move happen but the difficult nature of the deal is potentially further complicated by the player's personal terms which could yet scupper the transfer.

The 25-year-old, capped once by Brazil, joined Lazio from Santos in 2013 and has since scored 34 goals in 177 appearances.

Felipe Anderson
Image: Anderson has spent the past five seasons in Serie A with Lazio

New West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has been busy in the transfer market this summer, adding Diop, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, right-back Ryan Fredericks and midfielder Jack Wilshere to his squad.

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