West Ham have agreed a club record €38m (£33.5m) deal to sign Felipe Anderson from Lazio, with the Brazilian winger set for a medical on Friday.
Having completed a deal for Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko earlier this week, West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini was also keen to add Anderson to his squad as he prepares for the new season. Negotiations with Lazio for the 25-year-old began last month, having initially seen an offer of €35m (£30.8m) rejected but an agreement has now been reached that will exceed the £25m paid for young French defender Issa Diop earlier in the summer.
Meanwhile, Andy Carroll and Winston Reid are both facing three months out injured. Former England striker Carroll and New Zealand defender Reid have returned home early from a pre-season training camp in Switzerland to undergo follow-up operations on injuries suffered last season.
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