Transfer: Arsenal finally accept £4.4m offer for striker

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

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.

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

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.

The 32-year-old is in talks to join from Fiorentina.

With further midfield signings on the agenda, West Ham could be tempted to cash in.

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He has Premier League experience having spent a two-year spell at Aston Villa, leaving in 2016.

Sanchez, who has over 80 caps for his country, spent past year on loan at Espanyol.

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

Perez previously played with Wilshere at Arsenal and the duo look set to reunite at the London Stadium for the new season.

West Ham have signed Spanish striker Lucas Perez from Arsenal for a reported fee of £4m. He left for Fiorentina on loan after that relegation and made that move permanent a year ago.

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