The accusers have become the accused in the case of West Ham United’s transfer – and potential Europa League – rivals Eintracht Frankfurt.

West Ham paid a club record £45 million to the German side for flop striker Sebastien Haller in the summer of 2019.

Haller was sold for a £25m loss to Ajax in January as David Moyes gave up on the Ivorian and looked to raise money to buy a forward of his own choosing – something he is still yet to do with the new season looming.

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West Ham found themselves being investigated by FIFA after transfer complaint from Eintracht Frankfurt

It came after West Ham had found themselves in potential hot water with FIFA last year having been reported to world football’s governing body over the Haller transfer.

As reported by the likes of Sky Sports at the time, the German club lodged a complaint with FIFA that they have not received a sum of £5.4m from the Hammers as part of the deal for the French striker.

In a statement, FIFA said: “We can confirm that we have received a claim from the German club Eintracht Frankfurt against English club West Ham United. The matter is still being investigated and consequently we cannot provide any further comments.”

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Now the shoe is on the other foot as accusers become the accused over striker

Sky Sports reported that sources at West Ham were insisting the delay came about after an issue between the two clubs and the payment was in the process of being dealt with.

But it nevertheless muddied West Ham’s name on the continent for a time.

Well now it seems Eintracht Frankfurt may not be squeaky clean themselves when it comes to transfers.

That’s after Ligue 1 side FC Nantes threatened to report Bundesliga outfit to FIFA as tension grows around the future of striker Randal Kolo Muani (L’Équipe).

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According to L’Équipe, Nantes believe Frankfurt have not respected FIFA rules on transfers in their alleged pursuit of the player, currently away with the France Olympic squad, having rejected an initial offer of around £3.7m.

Perhaps West Ham should take a look at Muani and rub salt in the wound for Frankfurt? The 22-year-old scored nine goals and laid on four assists in Ligue 1 for Nantes last season.

And he could be picked up for a bargain as he is out of contract next summer.

That would be a measure of revenge for the Hammers over Frankfurt after the wrangle between the clubs – who may well face off in the Europa League next season having both made the group stages.

In other West Ham news, is there still hope for the Hammers over Lingard after Solskjaer comments?

And some Hammers fans are furious as report claims ‘underwhelming’ signing is imminent.

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