West Ham United are closing in on signing Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller, but the Bundesliga outfit want £40 million for him, according to a report published by the London Evening Standard.
The Hammers need to add a few capable strikers to their squad this summer. Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez have already left the club while Jordan Hugill and Javier Hernandez are also expected to soon exit.
The former France U-21 international Haller would definitely be a good signing for West Ham.
He starred for Frankfurt last season as he went on to score 15 goals and record nine assists in the Bundesliga.
He also managed an impressive tally of five goals from 10 appearances in the Europa League.
Reported West Ham target Haller has good composure, lethal finishing ability and could be in contention to be selected for the French squad which will compete in the European Championships next year if he can keep up a high level of form next season.
Though he has not as yet represented the French team at senior level, Haller has an impressive record for the France U-21 team as he scored 13 goals for them from 20 appearances.
He remains eligible to represent the Ivory Coast at international level as his mother was from the African nation and as he has yet to represent France at senior level.
West Ham must go all out to sign this player. He could help them potentially become a force that could challenge for Europa League football next season and form a formidable attacking unit for the club along with Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson.