West Ham United missed the chance to sign Lazio’s Jordan Lukaku this summer by refusing to meet the Serie A club’s €10 million asking price.
The Belgium international and younger brother of Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku was heavily linked with a move to the London Stadium during a busy summer in the transfer window for the Hammers.
Reports from Italy suggested Lukaku was in-talks to follow former team-mate Felipe Anderson to the East London club, but while the Brazilian forward completed a club record £42 million transfer, Lukaku stayed put.
And it is now been revealed by Corriere della Serra that West Ham chose not to complete a move for the 25-year-old defender after being out off by Lazio’s €10 million price tag.
The Hammers spent in excess of £100 million in the summer of new talent, however Lukaku’s price was deemed too high.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have endured a terrible start to the new Premier League season, losing all four of their games os far and shipping 10 goals already.