As reported by Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, new coach Maurizio Sarri has given the green light for the 28-year-old Brazilian winger’s arrival, pushing the Biancocelesti’s management to try and close out a deal.
Felipe Anderson’s contract expires with the Hammers next year in 2022 and the East London club have no intention of renewing his contract, hoping to earn at least €8 million from his sale this summer.
New talks will be started between Lazio and West Ham this week, with the Roman club looking to lower the costs a little or secure a loan deal instead. The Brazilian winger is also willing to lower his €4 million salary and spread it over several years.
Considering all of this, a deal is likely not far away but for now cannot be considered closed.