Lucas Perez closing in on West Ham switch

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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.

The Spaniard was understood to have undergone a medical with West Ham yesterday after the London club agreed a £5million move with Arsenal for the forward.

I know that West Ham want him and they have made an offer.

Edmilson Fernandes could be on his way to Italy as part of a deal taking Carlos Sanchez away from Fiorentina, as the Serie A side are keen on landing the Switzerland global as makeweight in a deal - and have until the end of the month to find an agreement.

Alfredo Pedulla reports that the two teams are both interested in signing the former Aston Villa midfielder as the end of the transfer window looms.

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Sanchez's future appears to be away from Fiorentina after spending last season on loan at La Liga side Espanyol.

The 29-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Hammers, having spent the last two seasons with the Gunners.

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.

West Ham United are in talks about a deal for Arsenal forward Lucas Perez, with the player keen on staying in London and the Premier League, the player's agent has told ESPN FC.

'West Ham have great fans and play in an fantastic stadium, so to sign here brings me great joy.