West Ham United have been linked to Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson for months now, but there is yet to be a breakthrough.
All indications suggest that the 25-year-old is keen on moving to the London Stadium this summer.
According to a recent report by Tuttomercatoweb, Anderson has handed in a transfer request in a bid to force through a move to West Ham.
So far, the two clubs have been grappling over a transfer fee, and at the moment it is unclear whether Lazio will give in.
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The longer it drags on, the more unlikely it is, and now some West Ham fans have begun thinking about who the club could target as an alternative to Anderson.
The conversation was started on Reddit, and some chose not to take it seriously as Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and the Hammers’ former controversial playmaker Dimitri Payet were suggested.
Others chose not to give up hope on Anderson being welcomed to the club.