Ajax have agreed a £22.5m deal to signal West Ham striker Sebastien Haller, talkSPORT understands.
The Ivory Coast worldwide is having a medical on the Dutch membership forward of a transfer this month.
And the Hammers might carry Marko Arnautovic again to the London Stadium as his alternative.
The east London membership are locked in talks with Ajax over the sale of Haller, who has flopped since his club-record £45million arrival from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019.
The 26-year-old striker has struggled to make an influence on the London Stadium, managing simply 14 objectives and three assists in 53 video games for West Ham.
He has been given a uncommon run within the first-XI by David Moyes this season because of Michail Antonio’s hamstring damage, however having scored simply three objectives within the Premier League and with Antonio edging in the direction of a return, it seems the Hammers are prepared to chop their losses.
Ajax have struck a deal to signal the frontman, however it’s a pinch of what West Ham paid for him a year-and-a-half in the past, and no deal is confirmed but.
However West Ham are already taking a look at potential replacements… together with a well-recognized face who desires to return to Europe.
“There’s massive information popping out of West Ham this morning that Sebastien Haller is needed by Ajax,” switch guru Alex Criminal instructed talkSPORT host Jim White on Thursday.
“It’s necessary to emphasize that no charge has been agreed at this stage, however Ajax are assured they will get this deal executed earlier than the top of the window.
“My understanding is they’ve provided to pay €26m [£22.5m], that will be fairly successful for West Ham on the £45m they paid for Haller in the beginning of the 2019/20 season.
“I believe it’s fairly clear now that Haller isn’t actually a participant David Moyes feels he can cling his hat on. He has scored some spectacular objectives however not with the regularity Moyes is on the lookout for, and we all know that when Michail Antonio is match he gained’t be within the beginning XI.
“However I believe this deal hinges on whether or not Moyes can discover a alternative. Josh King was a goal in the summertime they usually might effectively return in for him, or it might enhance the probabilities of a shock return for Marko Arnautovic to London Stadium.
“It seems like which will effectively have some legs.”
Chatting with talkSPORT earlier this week, Criminal revealed West Ham’s curiosity in Arnautovic, who’s reportedly eager to return to the English sport after a stint in China.
The Austrian ahead performed one of the best soccer of his profession in a West Ham shirt, however left a bitter style within the mouth of Hammers followers after he ditched the membership for an enormous payday with Shanghai SIPG in July 2019.
Arnautovic has managed 17 objectives and 4 assists in 35 video games for the Chinese language Tremendous League membership, however it’s claimed he desires to return to Europe after a 12 months and a half within the Far East.
And David Moyes is claimed to be very eager.
“Arnautovic has made no secret of the actual fact he want to return to Europe, having discovered that life in China is maybe not all it was cracked as much as be,” Criminal mentioned.
“The data I’ve is that David Moyes would welcome Arnautovic again to West Ham.
“He’s even raised the likelihood with the homeowners a few potential mortgage deal.
“He’d must take an enormous pay reduce, he’s incomes in extra of £200,000-a-week in China however the Austrian is open to the thought – the ball could be very a lot within the courtroom of David Sullivan and David Gold.”