West Ham to snap up Jack Wilshere and two others

Jordan Lukaku of SS Lazio travels to Salzburg

Wilshere will join West Ham after being on Arsenal's books for 17 years, in what will be a hard jump to make for him.

The 26-year-old centre-back is a strong defender and will add much needed reinforcement to a West Ham side that conceded 68 goals last term, more than any other side in the Premier League apart from relegated Stoke City who conceded just as many.

'It feels good and of course my family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone's buzzing'.

That resulted in a number of clubs - both home and overseas - being linked with a move for the 26-year-old, but it soon became apparent that the Londoner was strongly considering a short move across the capital.

'Many people know that I've had a special bond with this club growing up.

West Ham have been in talks with Lazio for several weeks to reach an agreement over a fee for Anderson's transfer to the Olympic Stadium.

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'I think it was a number of things, ' he explained. Not many clubs could fill it week in, week out, and West Ham do.

'The manager being one and the way he wants to play and where he sees me playing.

West Ham United hope to complete three transfers this week starting with Jack Wilshere, who has had a medical and an offer of a three-year contract.

"He is a passionate man and has shown winning characteristics throughout his career".

He becomes West Ham's fourth summer signing following the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini.

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