Reports in Italy suggest that West Ham United could complete their second signing of the summer today with the arrival of highly-rated Lazio attacker Felipe Anderson.

The 25-year-old Brazilian has been heavily linked with a move to the London Stadium, ever since new manager Manuel Pellegrini replaced David Moyes, and there are suggestions a move could be tied up before the weekend.

Anderson, who has carved out a strong reputation playing for the Rome giants, would cost in the region of £26m with as high as a 20 per cent sell-on clause inserted into his Hammers contract.

With both parties locked in negotiations at present, West Ham will be keen to get the move completed and add to the arrival of Fulham full-back Ryan Fredericks who will team up with his new teammates when his current deal expires on June 30.

Securing a player of Anderson’s undoubted calibre might be considered something of a coup and will provide some much needed attacking zeal as Pellegrini and new director of football Mario Husillos begin to mould their squad for 2018/19.

The tricky winger comes with a reputation for creativity, too, having netted 34 and created an additional 42 goals for Lazio in his 177 appearances over five years in Italy.