West Ham’s busy start to the transfer window looks set to continue, with the Hammers reportedly closing in on moves for Lazio’s Felipe Anderson and Corinthians defender Fabian Balbuena.

The Hammers’ pursuit of Anderson has gone on for some time, with the Irons apparently having a £33m bid rejected last month.

But it seems like the protracted saga could be about to end, with both clubs apparently edging closer to an agreement for the 25-year-old, after negotiations had previously stalled two weeks ago.

Any deal for Anderson is likely to surpass the reported £21.9m that the Hammers paid Toulouse for Issa Diop earlier this month.

The Brazil international moved to Italy from Santos in 2013 and enjoyed an excellent season last campaign, scoring eight goals in 32 appearances in all competitions, racking up a further seven assists in Serie A.

Manuel Pellegrini seems intent to bolster West Ham’s attack this summer with Anderson looking set to follow Borussia Dortmund’s Andriy Yarmolenko to the London Stadium, after the Hammers agreed a fee of £17.5m for the Ukraine international earlier this week.

Elsewhere, despite adding Diop and Ryan Fredericks to the squad, the Irons look set to strengthen their defence once again after agreeing a deal for Corinthians defender Balbuena.

The Brazilian outfit released a statement on their website over the weekend claiming that they had accepted a bid, reportedly in the region of £3m, from the Hammers for the highly rated 26-year-old.

The statement went on to add that Balbuena was set to travel to London for a medical.

Balbuena was a part of the Corinthians squad which won the Brazilian championship last year and has scored 11 goals in 136 appearances during three years with the club.

Should Balbuena, Anderson and Yarmolenko all complete moves to East London, it would take West Ham’s number of signings up to seven, after the Hammers snapped up former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere yesterday.