Five ins and outs West Ham could complete on Deadline Day

The Spaniard had hoped to win over his compatriot this summer

The forward now looks set to complete a move to West Ham in the coming days.

"There are other clubs interested but joining West Ham would allow him to continue in London and in the Premier League and Lucas wants to continue in London".

West Ham are among several clubs to have expressed an interest in Perez, who is surplus to requirements at the Emirates after the signings of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the last two transfer windows.

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

A number of publications including The Mirror and journalist Gianluca Di Marzio have claimed that the player is "very close" to joining West Ham United in a reported £5 million.

Another midfielder reportedly eyed by West Ham before the transfer window slams shut is Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater, who has struggled for first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge since his switch from Leicester previous year.

The 32-year-old midfielder, who has been capped 88 times by Colombia, started his career in Uruguay with River Plate Montevideo before heading to Europe to sign for French side Valenciennes.

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

"Listen, it's great first and foremost to come back and see them, but I'm a West Ham player".

Arsenal have accepted a bid from Sporting Lisbon to sign Lucas Perez this summer, according to reports in the Portuguese media. He left for Fiorentina on loan after that relegation and made that move permanent past year.

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