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West Ham have £33m bid rejected for Brazilian midfielder

The Hammers have targeted the Brazilian midfielder, 25, after Manuel Pellegrini took over at the London Stadium last month but they are understood to be around £10m short in their offer

WEST HAM’S £33million bid for Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson has been rejected by Lazio, according to reports.

The Brazilian midfielder has emerged as a target for new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini after he took over at the London Stadium last month.

Felipe Anderson in action against Inter Milan

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Felipe Anderson in action against Inter Milan during last season’s dramatic final-day clash

Felipe Anderson celebrates after putting Lazio ahead against Inter but they went on to lose and miss out on the Champions League

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Felipe Anderson celebrates after putting Lazio ahead against Inter but they went on to lose and miss out on the Champions League

Anderson, 25, scored four goals from midfield for the Serie A club last season and has spent five years in Rome after a switch from Santos in 2013.


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And he is also attracting interest from other Premier League clubs, according to the Express, with Manchester United, Southampton and Leicester also keen.

Lazio failed to qualify for the Champions League after Inter Milan pipped them to fourth place in a dramatic last day of action.

Anderson has a good record of goals and assists from midfield

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Anderson has a good record of goals and assists from midfield

Manuel Pellegrini is attempting to bring in some new names at West Ham but their initial bid has been rejected

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Manuel Pellegrini is attempting to bring in some new names at West Ham but their initial bid has been rejected

Simone Inzaghi fell out with Felipe Anderson early last season but they patched up their differences

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Simone Inzaghi fell out with Felipe Anderson early last season but they patched up their differences

Lazio could also lose Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, left, this summer

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Lazio could also lose Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, left, this summer

But the club still want around £43million for the middle man, having waved away a £33m offer from the Hammers.


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Santos are also set to receive a 25 per cent sell-on cut if the Italian club do sell up.

Anderson fell out with boss Simone Inzaghi early last season, but returned to the first-team fold to make a significant impact.

Lazio were one of Serie A’s entertainers last term and managed to dazzle, but ultimately fell short in their chase for Europe.

Since signing for the Italian side in 2013 for £6.8m, he has scored 34 goals and created 42 assists.


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