West Ham See ?40m Sebastien Haller Offer Accepted & Consider Diego Costa Loan Move

​West Ham United are close to finalising a €40m deal for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Sebastien Haller.

The Hammers have been linked with a number of strikers this summer, with Manuel Pellegrini eager to replace Lucas Perez, Andy Carroll and Marko Arnautovic - all of whom have left the club this summer.

Sebastien Haller

Their search has led them to Haller, and ​L'Equipe state that their €40m move for the Frenchman has taken a step closer after they finally managed to convince him that joining the Hammers would be a good career move for him.

While the club do retain concerns of his ability to lead a front line on his own - he was part of a prolific front pairing with new ​Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic last season - the interest from West Ham is genuine. Their bid has been accepted and they will now discuss personal terms with the player, who was initially reluctant to join in hope he could move to a Champions League club.

A number of ​Premier League teams have looked at the player over the last few months, though have shared similar concerns over the player's ability without Jovic. The Hammers though appear ready to take their chance - he did manage to rack up 20 goals and 12 assists last season after all.

Manuel Pellegrini

They turned to Haller after deals for Bournemouth's Callum Wilson and Celta Vigo's Maxi Gomez both became unlikely - Gomez has chosen Valencia and Wilson has been offered a new £100,000-a-week deal by the Cherries - he'd also be incredibly expensive, making a deal tough.

90min have however learned that ​Atletico Madrid's ​Diego Costa is another player on their radar, and that the former ​Chelsea striker has been made available for loan. Given the strikers West Ham have lost so far this summer, it's more than possible they bring in two new forwards - likely one premium and one cheaper option.

​West Ham would face competition from ​Wolverhampton Wanderers and ​Everton for Costa, and ​Newcastle United are also keen - although their chances of landing the player are slim.

Atletico would also be open to parting ways with the 30-year-old permanently, but they fear that no European side will be able to meet their demands. As such, they are waiting to see if Costa generates any interest from Chinese Super League sides, given he came close to joining Tianjin Quanjian (now Tianjin Tianhai) in 2017.

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If no CSL clubs submit an offer, then Atletico would be prepared to let him leave on loan, which is an appealing prospect for West Ham.


The Hammers would prefer to sign two new strikers, given ​Javier Hernandez is now their only senior forward. Deals for both Haller and Costa are certainly possible - especially if they can bring in Costa on loan.

During his four years with ​Chelsea, Costa managed to rack up 52 goals in 89 ​Premier League appearances, and he boasts the kind of proven track record which Pellegrini is keen on.


Source : 90min

Source: 90min