Premier League side West Ham United have raised their bid offer for Felipe Anderson to £35 million, reports claim in Italy. The Lazio star is fine with a move to England but the Lazio management want their valuation met before they can sanction the deal.
West Ham are hoping to complete the transfer in the coming week with the hope that the player would be available in the pre-season. There are interests from other clubs for the 25-year old but the Manuel Pellegrini managed side remains confident of getting the deal over the line.
Felipe Anderson came through the ranks at Brazilian side Santos FC – the same side that produced former Real Madrid and Manchester City star Robinho and current PSG star Neymar. Anderson made the senior side around 2010/11 before he moved to Europe to play for Lazio in 2013.
Pellegrini has already signed Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks and IssaDiop as he begins rebuilding efforts at the London Stadium. He hoped to get Javier Pastore as well but the player has reportedly agreed terms to join AS Roma. Pastore’s high wage demands affected early talks with West Ham.
The Hammers were also linked with Fulham skipper Tom Cairney. They submitted a £20 million bid but the new Premier League boys turned it down.
As West Ham add players, they are expected to clear out some names from their roster.