Report: Bilic's planned talks with Michy Batshuayi about joining West Ham cancelled

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West Ham were reportedly ramping up their pursuit of Marseille hitman Michy Batshuayi.

According to Belgian newspaper HLN, West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic intended to speak with Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi about a move to East London - but the terror attacks in Brussels meant the meeting was cancelled.

Last week, more than 30 people died and another 300 were injured in three co-ordinated terror attacks in the Belgian capital, though the Belgian national team vowed to play on again Portugal, though the matched was moved from Brussels to Leiria.

One player in the squad is Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, who will be hoping to take his club form into the European Championships in France this summer.

The 22-year-old striker has smashed 18 goals in 42 games this season, and looks to be Belgian's second choice striker behind Everton star Romelu Lukaku.

Unsurprisingly, Batshuayi's goalscoring exploits have triggered interest in his signature, with The Mirror recently reporting that West Ham are keen to lure him to East London ahead of their big move to the Olympic Stadium this summer.

Now, Belgian newspaper HLN claim that West Ham boss Bilic was planning to head to Brussels in a bid to convince Batshuayi to join West Ham, but the meeting was cancelled due to the terror attacks in the Belgian capital.

It's unclear whether Bilic will try to re-schedule those talks with Batshuayi at another time, but it is also suggested that West Ham are ready to spend between £20m and £25m on a new striker this summer, with Batshuayi their top transfer target.

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