Potential West Ham boost as Jordan Lukaku is omitted from Lazio's pre-season squad

Jordan Lukaku of SS Lazio travels to Salzburg on April 11, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria.

West Ham United linked Jordan Lukaku has been left out of Lazio’s pre-season squad.

Jordan Lukaku of SS Lazio travels to Salzburg on April 11, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria.

West Ham United have been linked with two players from Serie A club Lazio in recent weeks. These two names are tricky Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson and Belgian left-back Jordan Lukaku.

The Felipe Anderson deal was thought to be progressing well, but recently it has become clear that the demands of Lazio and what West Ham are willing to pay are far apart.

Jordan Lukaku of SS Lazio in action during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and Genoa at Stadio Olimpico on February 5, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Jordan Lukaku, brother of Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku, was linked as part of a double-swoop, yet new developments suggest a Lukaku deal could be on the cards.

Coming from Italian newspaper Il Messaggero is the suggestion that Jordan Lukaku has been left out of Lazio’s pre-season training camp squad, as they head to Auronzo in their annual summer exercise. Felipe Anderson has been included but Lukaku’s omission indicates that a move could be close.

Blaise Matuidi of Juventus competes for the ball with Jordan Lukaku of SS Lazio during the serie A match between SS Lazio and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico on March 3, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

With the move for Felipe Anderson seemingly off the table for now, West Ham may try to wrap up a deal for the younger Lukaku brother, adding some strength and depth to their left side.

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