West Ham’s hopes of enjoying a successful Premier League campaign next season will hinge on whether they can persuade Sebastien Haller to join them.
Sky Sports reported last week that the Hammers were in talks to sign the Frenchman.
As things stand, however, it seems as though no progress has been made.
And Italian publication Tuttosport have thrown a spanner in the works this morning.
They claim that West Ham have had a €60 million (£54 million) bid for Torino front-man Andrea Belotti rejected.
And if true, it could signify that the Hammers are concerned that they might not be able to force through a deal to sign Haller.
West Ham have already sold Marko Arnautovic and released Andy Carroll. So their need for an established hitman is clear to see.
Haller bagged 20 goals in 41 games last season, whilst Belotti notched 17 in 39.
Either one of the two names mentioned would be impressive additions for West Ham.
The worry for Hammers fans, however, is that panic could very well be setting in, as the transfer deadline looms.
It seems as though West Ham just need to pay up, for whoever they want to sign, whether that be Belotti or Haller.
Because if they fail to sign a new striker, they could very well be in trouble next season.