Felipe Anderson
Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio celebrates a second goal during UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between Lazio and Dynamo Kiev at the Stadio Olimpico on March 8, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi)

The negotiations between West Ham United and SS Lazio for the transfer of Felipe Anderson are dragging on.

The latest reports suggest that Lazio are after €35 million and €5 million in bonuses, whilst West Ham have only currently offered the €35 million. The player is said to have agreed terms, with a 4-year contract at €3.5-4m per season in wages.

Lazio president Claudio Lotito is eager to get the deal done so that he can finance a move for Felipe Anderson’s replacement; with Gelson Martins, Matteo Politano and Papu Gomez all linked in recent days.

Of the €35-€40 million that Lazio could receive upon the sale of Felipe Anderson to West Ham United, 25% will be owed to Santos FC, Anderson’s former club. This would likely explain why Lotito is fighting to get as much as possible for the player, with around €10m having to be sent straight to Brazil.