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The Mexico worldwide scored just eight goals in 28 league appearances last season but is looking forward to working with Pellegrini.

Arsenal have accepted a bid from Sporting Lisbon to sign Lucas Perez this summer, according to reports in the Portuguese media.

The defensive-minded midfielder becomes the ninth player through the door at West Ham during a productive summer window for Manuel Pellegrini.

Perez was signed from Deportivo La Coruna for £17m in the summer of 2016 but failed to establish himself as a regular in the team.

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The 29-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna, has signed a three-year deal with the Hammers.

Colombia worldwide Sanchez, 32, signed a two-year contract just minutes before the deadline, marking a return to the Premier League after he spent two seasons with Aston Villa from 2014-16.

The Irons announced on deadline day that the midfielder would join on a two-year deal from Serie A outfit Fiorentina.

Sanchez's future appears to be away from Fiorentina after spending last season on loan at La Liga side Espanyol. He scores goals, but can also create them and link well with the midfielders.

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"From the very first meeting I had with Lucas, he made it very clear that he wanted to come to West Ham United and, for us, this is very important".

Perez joins the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere, Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Fabián Balbuena, and Felipe Anderson.

The Brazilian completed his medical on Friday and subsequently signed a four-year contract at London Stadium until 2022.

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