Italian transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano has delivered a major update on West Ham United midfielder Felipe Anderson.
Anderson appears to have no future at West Ham under David Moyes.
The West Ham outcast still has 12 months remaining on his current contract.
But the 28-year-old has been heavily linked with a return to former club Lazio on a free transfer in recent weeks as West Ham seek to offload his £80,000 per week wages (Noi Biancocelesti).
Anderson back in pre-season training with West Ham but his future seems to be with Lazio
Anderson returned to pre-season training with the club but he appears to be waiting to leave the Hammers this summer if a cryptic social media post from the £35 million Brazilian winger last month is anything to go by.
“Time is precious, it’s good to learn to value each day walking towards your purpose,” Anderson said on Twitter.
“And never forget that patience is a virtue.”
Well it appears his “patience” is about to pay off after Italian reporter Romano delivered a big update on Anderson’s future overnight.
Italian journalist delivers major Anderson update
According to Romano, the winger has agreed personal terms with Lazio on a deal until 2025. And now West Ham and Lazio are in talks about finalising the transfer.
“Lazio are progressing in negotiations to sign Felipe Anderson from West Ham,” Romano said on Twitter.
“Talks ongoing between the two clubs, personal terms already agreed.”
There is major confusion among West Ham fans, though. That’s as conflicting rumours have been circulating that the Hammers will let Anderson leave for nothing just to offload his £80,000 per week wages.
And claims from elsewhere report West Ham will get around £7m for the playmaker.
Recouping some money for a player who can effectively agree a pre-contract deal to sign for a foreign club from January would be the best of a bad situation.
Free or a fee? Confusion among fans over impending deal
But many West Ham fans feel letting Anderson walk having spent £35m to bring him to London would be the worst bit of business of the David Sullivan and David Gold era.
Indeed with Europa League football added into the mix next season, many West Ham fans argue Anderson should be retained and given another chance as Moyes will need a bigger squad.
But the Scot is calling the shots when it comes to transfers at West Ham.
So if he wants Anderson gone – like he did with Sebastien Haller – then supporters must trust his decision.
In other West Ham news, as speculation swirls over the future of Declan Rice, was he giving Hammers fans a clear message with what he was spotted doing after England’s Euro 2020 quarter-final win over Ukraine?