After West Ham had a €28 million bid rejected for Felipe Anderson earlier this week, the latest reports from The Guardian (Via CittaCeleste) suggest that the Hammers are ready to table a much improved offer.
Whilst Lotito this week valued Felipe Anderson at around €48 million, it is debatable as to whether or not he’ll be able to attain that asking price for the Brazilian’s services. Chelsea have the financial power to complete a deal like that yet, with West Ham in pursuit of other high profile targets like Javier Pastore and Rafinha, the Hammers could struggle in the end.
The latest reports indicate that West Ham are willing to increase their bid to €40 million but with Claudio Lotito known for his shrewdness, it is still somewhat off of Lazio’s asking price. Lazio may be in no rush to sell but with the club lining up the likes of Ponte Sisto and Matteo Politano as a replacement, a deal could be near.
Felipe Anderson had a good season with Lazio, despite missing much of the start through injury; even concluding the season with a brilliant goal in the 3-2 defeat to Inter Milan.