West Ham to wrap up £36m deal for Frankfurt’s forward Sebastien Haller

West Ham to wrap up £36million deal for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Sebastien Haller after rapid talks

  • West Ham expect to finalise the £36m signing of Frankfurt’s Sebastien Haller
  • The Hammers only recently registered interest but talks progressed rapidly
  • Sportsmail understands the striker is ready to pen a four-year contract
  • Manuel Pellegrini is desperate for a new striker after selling Marko Arnautovic 

West Ham expect to finalise the whirlwind £36million signing of Frankfurt’s Sebastien Haller in the coming days.

Sportsmail understands the Hammers only registered interest in Haller on Wednesday but talks rapidly progressed and the striker is ready to pen a four-year contract.

The 25-year-old’s representative Loic Gustan and Munich-based lawyer Christian Schmid led discussions and there is a confidence that West Ham’s search for a new front man has ended.

West Ham are expected to conclude the £36million signing of Sebastien Haller imminently

Manuel Pellegrini is desperate to land a new striker after running out of patience with Marko Arnautovic and selling him to Shanghai SIPG in a cut-price £22.4m deal.

West Ham initially attempted to hijack Maxi Gomez’s move to Valencia but were unable to agree a deal with Celta Vigo.

Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson was a target but recently signed a new deal with the Cherries

Another target, Napoli’s Duvan Zapata, is not for sale while Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson signed a new contract at The Vitality Stadium.

Manchester United had held tentative interest in Haller, who scored 20 goals in 42 appearances for Frankfurt last season.

 

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