West Ham are considering almost doubling their current transfer record to sign Felipe Anderson.
The Hammers parted with £20m to bring in Marko Arnautovic from Stoke last season, which remains their biggest outlay for a single player.
But the Daily Mail claim they are willing to spend as much as £38m to sign Anderson from Lazio.
The move ‘is on the cusp of being completed’ within the next two days, with Jack Wilshere expected to arrive even earlier.
They cite a source in Italy who claims that the club are ‘going for it’ and ‘refusing to take a step back’ from negotiations.
Anderson ‘is understood to be keen’ to work under Manuel Pellegrini, and was once on the radar of Manchester United.
The 25-year-old scored eight goals and assisted ten in 32 games as Lazio came fifth in Serie A, reached the Coppa Italia semi-finals and the Europa League quarter-finals, and won the Supercoppa Italiana.
West Ham are signing three other players too. They mean business.