West Ham are insisting for Felipe Anderson. According to Corriere dello Sport reports, next week there will be a meeting in Rome between the West Ham emissaries and the biancocelesti executives. Perhaps a decisive meeting to understand if there really are the conditions – and the will – to close the deal. Lotito considers Anderson a player of at least €40 million, but until a few days ago, the offer of the Londoners was around 30. Coming forward, the two companies could complete the operation in the coming days.
Meanwhile there is also Chelsea and Monaco, but in this three-way race, the West Ham of Manuel Pellegrini is ahead, eager to relaunch the ambitions of the Hammers after a few dark years. The goal of the East London club is to return to Europe as early as next season, and to do so they need an important transfer market. That’s why Pellegrini has decided to take a gamble on the Brazilian. Yesterday, the agents of the Lazio number 10 met with the Capitoline society; the sale is close, but Lotito does not offer discounts.
With the sale of Anderson and the need to find a replacement, Lazio look around to fix the offensive department. The departure of the Brazilian will kick off the negotiations in attack to deliver to Inzaghi a complete offensive department, perhaps even at the beginning of the summer retreat.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the first name on Tare’s notebook to replace Felipe is that of Sardar Azmoun, the twenty-three-year-old Iranian of Rubin Kazan. Last summer, Lazio courted the player for a long time with the idea of taking him to replace Keita. Rubin Kazan, however, asked for about €20 million. Lazio did not want to go beyond 15 and nothing was done. In less than a month, the World Cup will start and Azmoun will be able to show off with Iran, and who knows that other teams will not have their eyes on him. The time to strike might be now.