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West Ham sign Arsenal forward Lucas Perez on three year contract

Perez-Arsenal GETTY Arsenal transfer news Lucas Perez could leave the club on the cheap
Cary Erickson | 09 August, 2018, 13:42

"West Ham keeps him in London and in the Premier League, and they are a great club".

Lucas Perez is set to join West Ham following a hard stint at Arsenal.

The Hammers have spent big this summer as they have landed the likes of Felipe Anderson, Issa Diop and Andriy Yarmolenko.

Fiorentina are looking to offload several players this summer in order to trim their squad and the Colombia global is believed to be on the cull list.

West Ham director of football Mario Husillos added: "He is a very experienced player that Manuel and I both know well from Spain".

It's understood the club are in talks to bring in Colombia worldwide Carlos Sanchez.

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Alfredo Pedulla claims the Florence outfit are keen on signing the 22-year-old on loan with an option to purchase, with West Ham considering cashing in as Fernandes has fallen down the pecking order following the recent acquisitions.

Sanchez spent second half of last season on loan at Espanyol and his contract with Fiorentina expires at the end of next season.

ESPN reporter Eduardo Fdez-Abascal has stated via his official Twitter account that Perez is on the verge of moving to the Olympic Stadium, with him expected to undergo his medical ahead of signing a three-year deal worth an apparent £5m.

Steve Bruce's side are keen on signing Snodgrass on a permanent basis and, although the Guardian states West Ham have no interest in a sale, the promotion hopefuls could lodge a cheeky bid before this afternoon's deadline.

Arsenal have reportedly accepted an offer from Portuguese club, Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of their striker, Lucas Perez.

West Ham travel to Anfield on Sunday to take on Liverpool in the first game of the season.