West Ham decided against a deal for Lazio defender Jordan Lukaku due to the Serie A club’s valuation of the player, according to reports from Italy.
The Hammers were believed to have been on the lookout for added defensive quality on the left during the summer transfer window, with former Anderlecht star Lukaku reportedly on their radar.
Reports indicated that West Ham had the chance to recruit both Felipe Anderson and Jordan Lukaku in a joint deal. However, only a move for the Brazilian playmaker materialised, with the Hammers completing a club-record deal for the player.
Speculation regarding a move for Lukaku proceeded to quieten and according to claims from Corriere della Sera, as translated by Sport Witness, the Hammers were unwilling to cough up Lazio’s valuation of €10m for the left-back.
It’s reported that Lazio were demanding a package deal worth €70m for Anderson and Lukaku, which was overlooked by West Ham, it seems.
The 24-year-old defender appeared to be among the players who Lazio were looking to offload in the summer but, according to Corriere della Sera, the Serie A giants received no suitable offers for the player, let alone from West Ham.