Agent of Arsenal striker Lucas Perez: West Ham a great option

Agent of Arsenal striker Lucas Perez: West Ham a great option

Head coach Unai Emery said after that match that the club is likely to sell a couple of players this week as they look to trim the squad.

Perez is West Ham's eighth signing under new manager Manuel Pellegrini, joining Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko, Fabian Balbuena and Felipe Anderson in making the move to east London.

Capped 88 times by Colombia, Sanchez would add experience to a position where West Ham do not have depth.

The midfielder previously had a stint at Aston Villa and made 48 Premier League appearances for the club before they were relegated to the Championship in 2016.

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

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Now, the same report is claiming that Sporting Lisbon are set to sign Perez in a cut price £4.4m deal before the close of the summer transfer window this month.

Scotland worldwide Robert Snodgrass was a forgotten man at West Ham last season, as he was ousted from the first-team and instead spent the campaign on loan in the Championship with Aston Villa - where he caught the eye.

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

West Ham are close to agreeing a deal to sign striker Lucas Perez from Arsenal, according to Sky sources.

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