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.
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.
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.