West Ham United have been facing more striker anxiety but it could be a case of the Hammers being used a pawn by Inter Milan to call Manchester United’s bluff.
Eintracht Frankfurt announced this morning that they had agreed a fee with West Ham for striker Sebastien Haller.
The German club confirmed the 6ft 3in Frenchman was on his way to London for a medical.
Please. Not again
But just as West Ham fans were starting to allow themselves to get excited, the inevitable ‘late interest from elsewhere’ reared its ugly head.
Reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee told his followers on Twitter that Italian giants Inter Milan and another Champions League team have ‘shown a late interest’ in the forward.
The Twitter and radio personality did say West Ham were still hopeful of completing the deal and later added that Haller was indeed completing a medical in London.
Looks like Inter Milan and one other champions league team have shown a late interest. Club still hopeful of getting this over the line still pic.twitter.com/FgvkQDTYlV
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 16, 2019
So is the talk of interest from Inter merely a cunning attempt to call Man United’s bluff over Romelu Lukaku.
Inter using Haller to call Man United’s bluff over Lukaku?
Speculation has been raging that Inter have submitted several bids for the Red Devils striker.
Indeed Manchester United themselves were being linked with Haller not so long ago.
Sky Sports claims that Inter’s advances for Lukaku had been rejected and Man United had told them to offer £60million or more for a chance of getting the Belgian.
As a result Inter may have let it be known they will switch their attentions to Haller to try and prompt the Old Trafford side to do business with them instead.
‘Don’t go to bed’
Inter would undoubtedly be an attractive proposition for any player.
But Haller is known to have wanted to play in the Premier League for some time.
And West Ham offer him guaranteed first team football, London life and undoubtedly better wages.
The odds look stacked in West Ham’s favour for once.
In the words of Hammers co-owner David Gold, ‘Don’t go to bed’.