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West Ham may have already identified the man they want Sebastien Haller to replace, according to reports from France.
It was stated Thursday afternoon that the Hammers have accepted an offer from Ajax for Haller. The forward has failed to replicate the scoring form that convinced them to make him their record signing in 2019.
So it looks like they have decided to cut their losses and move it this month. They have reportedly accepted an offer of £ 20 million, less than half the £ 45 million paid 18 months ago.
Dutch media say that Haller’s move to Amsterdam is not yet complete, although it is expected to take place.
And David Moyes seems to waste no time bringing in another leader, with Reims Boulaye Day says it’s on their radar.
That’s according to Le10 Sport (via Sport Witness), who say Dia is a ‘hot track’ for West Ham this month.
The Senegalese international has started the season in impressive style, scoring 10 goals in 16 games.
Its form has attracted interest from elsewhere in Ligue 1 as a result of the ‘expected’ offers from Reims. But the report adds that West Ham could outperform those other interested clubs.
Hammers ‘on the trail’ of the Lyon star
But a separate story about Sport Witness, who quotes French reporter Loïc Tanzi, argues that the Hammers have their eyes on a different forward in France.
Says they could make an ambitious attack on Lyon Moussa Dembele, previously linked to Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
He received a lot of applause last year after scoring 24 goals in 46 appearances. However, his form has faltered in 2020/21, scoring just one goal in 16 matches.
That has impacted his playing time, with manager Rudi Garcia benching him. Dembele is also currently injured with a broken arm and is not expected to return until next month.
The report speculates that that could bring its price down a bit, although it would still be a big hit.
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