Does Lazio's reported interest in Shaqiri suggest Felipe Anderson is finally on his way to West Ham

Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Sweden and Switzerland at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Saint...

West Ham United have been heavily linked with a move for Lazio star 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.

West Ham United have been vying to make Lazio star Felipe Anderson their marquee summer signing, as reported by the likes of Sky Sports.

West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have been promising supporters the move to the London Stadium would enable them to compete in the transfer market for players of Felipe Anderson's ilk.

But West Ham's reported interest in Anderson - as reported by Sky Sports - has turned into something of a transfer saga between the Hammers and Lazio.

Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Sweden and Switzerland at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Saint Petersburg,...

New reports from the likes of BBC this week suggest West Ham are looking to complete a £40 million deal soon.

The Hammers were at one stage being linked with a move for Xherdan Shaqiri after his relegation with Stoke - as reported by The Sun at the time.

Shaqiri has since been linked with Liverpool but new interest from Lazio - as reported by Calcio Mercato - could suggest Anderson is finally set for a move to East London.

Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio looks on during the serie A match between SS Lazio and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Olimpico on April 22, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Shaqiri and Anderson play in the same position on the right hand side of midfield or wide right of a three.

Calcio Mercato claims Lazio want to bring Shaqiri back to Serie A, where he once played for Inter Milan, but will need to make space for his salary.

Offloading Anderson to West Ham would give them cash to buy the forward with plenty left over to fund the wages.

West Ham fans wait in hope.

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