Report: West Ham meeting to increase bid for Felipe Anderson today

Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio competes for the ball with FC Internazionale players during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and FC Internazionale at Stadio Olimpico on May 20, 2018 in Rome,...

West Ham United are reportedly keen on Lazio winger Felipe Anderson.

Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio looks on during the serie A match between SS Lazio and Bologna FC at Stadio Olimpico on March 18, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

According to Italian newsapper Il Messaggero, West Ham United will today send a delegation to Rome in an attempt to secure a deal for Lazio winger Felipe Anderson.

The Hammers snapped up their first summer signing last week in Fulham defender Ryan Fredericks, whilst The Mirror claim that a deal for Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is close.

Business appears to be picking up in East London, and now new manager Manuel Pellegrini is looking to land a player he first targeted back at Manchester City in 2015.

Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio competes for the ball with FC Internazionale players during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and FC Internazionale at Stadio Olimpico on May 20, 2018 in Rome,...

Recent reports have linked West Ham with a blockbuster deal for Lazio star Felipe Anderson, and Il Messaggero claim that the Hammers have representatives in Italy today as they attempt to negotiate a deal.

Anderson, 25, has emerged as a top target for West Ham, and it's stated that the Hammers are increasing their offer from €30million (£26.5million) to around €35million (£31million).

However, Lazio's asking price is €45million (£40million), and it remains to be seen whether the Hammers can bridge that gap and secure a deal for the Brazillian ace.

Sampdoria's Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Sebastian Torreira (L) vies for the ball with Lazio's Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson during the Italian Serie A football match Lazio versus...

Anderson hit eight goals and eight assists for Lazio this past season, and has largely impressed for Lazio since signing from Santos in 2013, though interest from some of the world's biggest clubs appears to have dissipated.

Football.London report that Anderson wants a huge wage increase from £48,000-a-week to £80,000-a-week in order to sign for West Ham, and this now promises to be an expensive pursuit for the Hammers.

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