Felipe Anderson’s £26m transfer from Lazio to West Ham close

Felipe Anderson’s £26m transfer from Lazio to West Ham close

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West Ham look to be close to finalising a deal for Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson, according to Sky in Italy.

Representatives from both clubs met in Rome on Wednesday to agree a fee in the region of £26m – plus 20 per cent of the fee from a future sale.

Sky in Italy understand Lazio sporting director Igli Tare will fly to London on Thursday to conclude a deal.

Anderson is keen to move to the Premier League and personal terms are close to being agreed on a deal worth a reported £80,000 a week.

The Brazil midfielder, who has one cap for his country, joined Lazio from Santos for £6.75m in 2013.

He made 32 appearances for Lazio last season as the club missed out on a Champions League spot on the final day of the Serie A campaign.

Anderson has made 177 appearances across five seasons for Lazio, scoring 34 goals and providing 42 assists.

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