It has been a busy week for West Ham with one incoming, one outgoing and a pre-season match. Here are the latest transfer rumours as of Friday 19th July.
The big news of the week is that West Ham have smashed their club-record transfer fee to sign Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt. The 25-year-old, who has scored 33 goals in two seasons with Frankfurt, joins on a five-year deal to solve the striker shortage.
West Ham also sold Sam Byram to Norwich City. The 25-year-old right-back has been dogged with injuries during his time in East London and he has now completed a permanent move away.
Players linked with West Ham
Despite signing Haller, the striker search has not stopped. Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, who scored 30 goals but received five red cards last season, is a target for West Ham and Crystal Palace (Daily Record).
Elsewhere, Sporting CP defensive midfielder Joao Palhinha is reportedly a target. West Ham have enquired about the Portuguese midfielder, 24, despite him being on loan at Braga until next summer (Record).
Ajax full-back Joel Veltman, who can play anywhere across the back four, has also been linked. The Holland defender, 27, is ready for a new challenge and West Ham have made contact (De Telegraaf).
West Ham exit rumours
After West Ham signed Haller, Jordan Hugill is being pushed closer to the exit door. Wigan Athletic and West Ham have agreed on a £3m transfer fee but the hurdle is wage demands as the 27-year-old currently earns £40k-per-week (The Sun).
Pedro Obiang is also closing in on an exit. Sassuolo appear to be in pole position to sign the £10m-rated Hammers midfielder, 27, who wants to head back to Italy (Sky Sports News).
West Ham’s third kit was released and the club wore it in the Asia Trophy. The Hammers were beaten 4-1 by Manchester City despite leading through a Mark Noble penalty.