High flying West Ham United are on the hunt for more top players ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium this summer.
It has been a magnificent season for the East Londoners and comes off the back of two seasons of top class recruitment.
Top class recruitment
A Sky Sports report has suggested the Hammers are willing to spend as much as £40million on a world class striker to profit from the brilliance of stars like Manuel Lanzini, Dimitri Payet and Aaron Cresswell.
But a shock admission from a top club president in France means they might not have to.
That means they may be forced to sell off more prized assets this summer.
West Ham were the biggest exponents of Marseille's money troubles last summer when they signed Payet for a snip at just over £10million.
'We do not have any money'
“For several years now I have not had the means to do what I want to do in this club,” Labrune told La Provence.
“For four years, nobody has listened to me, Marseille has performed beyond its means.
"We do not have any money.
"The owner does not have the means to invest in this club.”
If the Hammers are to snare a player of Batshuayi's class they will undoubtedly face stiff competition from across Europe and closer to home in London with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur also reportedly interested.