West Ham United will be desperate to enjoy a strong start to the campaign after flirting with the possibility of relegation at times last season.
The Hammers certainly spent a lot of money over the course of the summer transfer window as they’ll look to challenge for a European spot under Manuel Pellegrini. Although, it looks as if the club are currently involved in talks, as according to Firenzeviola.it, Fiorentina are in talks with West Ham United to sign Edimilson Fernandes on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
West Ham, who signed Carlos Sanchez from Fiorentina on deadline day, are willing to let Edimilson move on after two years at the club.
The Switzerland international could cost an initial loan fee of €1 million (£894,553), with Fiorentina then paying €8 million (£7m/$9m) to sign the midfielder permanently.
The Hammers will be looking to offload any players that are seen as surplus to requirements, which is why Edimilson Fernandes is edging closer towards a loan deal with the view to a permanent move.
Indeed, the midfielder struggled to break into the first-team as he continues to stagnate behind the scenes, so a move away to Italy would be seen as a positive for both the player and West Ham.
Although, Manuel Pellegrini will divert his attention towards tomorrow’s Premier League opener against Liverpool.