West Ham are locked in advanced talks over a deal for Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson, according to Sky Sports.
This follows on from a report in the Daily Mail that claimed a record-breaking deal for Anderson could go through in the next 48 hours.
The report states that having broken their record already once in the transfer window with Issa Diop, they are set to do it all over again, this time with the capture of the 25-year-old Brazilian for a fee of £38million.
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West Ham are motoring now. They announced a deal for Jack Wilshere today and reports have indicated that Andriy Yarmolenko is currently undergoing a medical over a £17.5million move (Sky Sports Transfer Centre, 15:43). Anderson is the big one though. Anderson, who can play as a midfielder, an attacking mid or a winger, has been a target for the Hammers throughout the transfer window but after Lazio reportedly altered their demands, it looked as though a deal was dead in the water (source: Claret and Hugh). But after increasing their offer to the Italian giants a deal could now go through in the next 48-hours. Anderson has a contract with the Serie A side until 2020 and scored four goals and seven assists in 21 top-flight games last season. In his time at Lazio he has scored 34 goals and registered 42 assists in 177 games. The 25-year-old has won a senior cap for Brazil and landing him would be a real statement of intent from the West Ham board.