Yesterday’s West Ham transfer roundup featured the confirmed departure of an Austrian international, interest in a Bundesliga midfielder and a Serie A side’s pursuit of a former Manchester United forward. Today’s edition includes the Hammers pulling out of the race for a La Liga ace, the offer to sign a 28-year-old free agent and comments from a French attacker.
According to Sky Sports’ Live Transfer Blog (09/07, 15:13), the Hammers will not sign Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez this summer. It is reported that the London outfit offered the £45m release clause for the 22-year-old Argentine, but the two clubs could not agree a payment structure.
West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Mario Balotelli this summer according to the Telegraph. The former Liverpool and Manchester City striker left Ligue 1 side Marseille on a free transfer at the end of last season after netting eight times in Ligue 1, but Manuel Pellegrini is yet to show any interest in the Italian international.
Sebastian Haller has been talking about speculation regarding his future. The 6 foot 3 Eintracht Frankfurt man told German outlet Kicker, “I’ve heard many things about my future, but nothing new happened, I’m here and happy”. The 25-year-old has been mooted as a target by ExWHUemployee.