Sky Sports have made a new claim about West Ham United’s pursuit of Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller.

The likes of The Evening Standard reported this week that West Ham’s hopes of signing Maxi Gomez were dead.

Manuel Pellegrini has just one senior striker after letting Andy Carroll, Lucas Perez and Marko Arnautovic leave.

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Hammers holler for Haller

Attentions then turned to Frankfurt forward Haller.

That’s after Italian journalist Nicolo Schira claimed on Twitter that West Ham had agreed a £35million deal for the 25-year-old Frenchman.

Schira even went as far as to claim the striker would sign a five-year deal until 2024 at the London Stadium.

But the story has been quickly refuted by reputable German media outlet Bild.

Not only did Bild discredit Schira, they also insisted Haller has no interest in joining West Ham.

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Sky Sports journalist claims Haller move IS possible

Now Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol has made a counter claim.
 
Taking to Twitter Solhekol said the deal is very much still in the making.
“West Ham United & Eintracht Frankfurt in talks over transfer of striker Sebastien Haller,” Solhekol said on Twitter.
“Haller’s representatives ready to fly to London to discuss terms once deal is agreed.
“Both sides hopeful deal can be done.”

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Insider reassures sceptical West Ham fans

That cut little ice with West Ham fans, though.

Supporters were quick to point out that Solhekol had called the Gomez chase wrong when making a similar claim last week.

However this time around reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee claims Solhekol is right.

“No it is true this time,” ExWHUemployee said when asked by a fan if Solhekol’s claim was accurate.

The Twitter and radio personality then went on to make clear that no agreement had yet been reached.

But it is a positive update for West Ham fans who were deflated to miss out on Gomez.

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