West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini was quizzed about new signings while in China. And he has hinted that the club are working hard to bring in a new striker, whufc.com reports.
Three strikers have left West Ham this summer and key targets like Maxi Gomez, Salomon Rondon, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Callum Wilson will not be joining.
But as speculation mounts over the potential arrival of Sebastien Haller, Pellegrini has given the Hammers a transfer update. The West Ham boss will be hoping to land a new striker soon.
Manuel Pellegrini on West Ham’s striker search
As reported by the club’s official website, Pellegrini said: “It’s normal in this part of the season that some players must leave the Club and others will arrive.
“It’s true we have three strikers less because Lucas Perez, Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll are not here, but we are trying to bring in good players and I am sure we are going to improve our squad and we hope to improve on last season.”
Sebastien Haller deal edges closer
As confirmed by Eintracht Frankfurt, West Ham have agreed on a transfer fee for Haller. The French striker is now heading to West Ham to undergo a medical.
This deal is moving closer towards completion. Sky Sports News believe the 25-year-old will cost £45m – that will make him West Ham’s club-record signing.
Pellegrini believes “good players” are joining soon and Haller certainly fits the ball, having scored 33 goals in 77 games for Frankfurt. If this deal is completed quickly, there is a chance he could head out to China.