Sebastien Haller has arrived in London for a medical ahead of his proposed £42million move to West Ham but there could yet be another twist.
Eintracht Frankfurt tweeted this morning that a deal had been agreed between the two clubs and Haller was on his way to London to finalise the move.
The 25-year-old originally joined the German club from Utrecht in 2017 and immediately demonstrated his capabilities against some of Europe’s toughest opposition.
However, courtesy of the reliable ITK ‘ExWHUEmployee‘, there could be some late drama, with Inter Milan and another Champions League club swooping in at the last minute for the 25-year-old.
He said: “Looks like Inter Milan and one other Champions League team have shown a late interest. Club still hopeful of getting this over the line.”
The France striker netted 15 times and registered nine assists in 29 Bundesliga appearances last season, helping Frankfurt achieve a seventh-place finish.
Eintracht and @WestHamUtd have agreed terms for the transfer of @HallerSeb. Haller has now been cleared to undergo a medical in London. If all goes to plan then Haller will sign with the Hammers. #SGE pic.twitter.com/VpQNxM4y0I
— Eintracht Frankfurt (@eintracht_eng) July 16, 2019
Manuel Pellegrini missed out on Maxi Gomez earlier this summer after a transfer triangle involving Celta Vigo and Valencia, but the Uruguay forward opted to remain in Spain and signed for Valencia.
Another target the east London club look set to miss out on is West Brom striker Salomon Rondon. The 29-year-old is edging closer to reuniting with former Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez at Chinese side Dalian Yifang after the two clubs agreed a fee, which has placed emphasis on the importance of getting Haller over the line.
The 25-year-old is currently in London as the Hammers look to conclude this deal as quickly as possible, with just a medical to be completed before the deal can be finalised.