Lotito sends warning to West Ham over reported talks for Anderson

SS Lazio Presidenti Claudio Lotito and SS Lazio head coach Simone Inzaghi pose during the SS Lazio Christmas Party on December 19, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

West Ham are reportedly in talks to bring Anderson to the London Stadium

SS Lazio President Claudio Lotito and Stefan Radu of SS Lazio before the serie A match between SS Lazio and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Olimpico on February 19, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has told Italian website Corriere Dello Sport that the Serie A giants do not need to sell any of their star players - as West Ham reportedly remain in talks to sign Felipe Anderson.

Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb claimed last week that the Hammers had made an offer of £40million for Anderson, as well as left-back Jordan Lukaku, but Lotito is still requesting more.

Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio celebrates a second goal during the serie A match between SS Lazio and FC Internazionale at Stadio Olimpico on May 20, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

The report claims West Ham will have to pay another £4.4million to land Anderson and Lukaku, with Brazilian winger Anderson being constantly linked with a move to east London.

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Lotito has now sent a warning to West Ham, stating that they are under no pressure to sell their first-team stars this summer, suggesting that he will not be tempted to stray from his asking price.

"Lazio does not need to sell to buy, almost all of our players are hungry on a European level, but if a player wants to leave, he has to find the consensus of the company. and we were the colonies of other societies," Lotito said.

"For those who want a player from Lazio, the door will only open under the conditions that I say. If people do not have the money they can not buy."

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,...

Anderson has been long linked with the Hammers, after another strong season in Serie A for the one-time Brazil international - scoring eight goals and laying on 10 assists for the Italians.

Lazio's number 10 has two years remaining on his current contract with some reports suggesting that he is using West Ham's interest to gain a new contract at Lazio.

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