West Ham are no longer in the race to sign Fyodor Chalov, according to well-respected insider ExWHUemployee.

The 21-year-old was thought to be a target for the Hammers.

The likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal are now leading the race to sign the Russian, according to the Mirror.

PFC CSKA Moscow vs FC Anji Makhachkala- Russian Premier League

Fyodor Chalov of CSKA Moscow (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

Chalov was in fine form for CSKA Moscow last season. He racked up 17 goals and seven assists in 37 appearances.

He is unproven in any of Europe’s so-called top leagues, however. And that is the reason why West Ham chose not to pursue him, according to ExWHUemployee:

 

So the Hammers’ striker search looks set to continue.

West Ham are in advanced talks to sign Eintracht Frankfurt hitman Sebastien Haller, according to Sky Sports. Whilst Sky Sports claims that Moussa Marega remains a target for the east London outfit.

FC Lokomotiv Moscow vs PFC CSKA Moscow - Russian Premier League

Fyodor Chalov of CSKA Moscow (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

Manuel Pellegrini will be desperate to get at least one and preferably two top class strikers through the door before the new season starts.

West Ham are expected to make a push for the top seven next term. It seems as though they will have to do that without the services of Fyodor Chalov, however.

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