Report states what Haller has told West Ham amid hijack fears

Sebastien Haller of Eintracht Frankfurt looks on during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 9, 2019 in...

West Ham United are continuing their pursuit of Sebastien Haller.

Sebastien Haller of Eintracht Frankfurt looks on during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Internazionale and Eintracht Frankfurt at San Siro on March 14, 2019...

According to the Daily Star, Sebastien Haller has told West Ham United that he 'likes their project' amid fears that he could yet move elsewhere.

The Eintracht Frankfurt star has become West Ham's top striker target since missing out on Maxi Gomez last week, and a deal appears to be close.

Sky Sports claim Haller, 25, is on his way to London to undergo a medical, with a £45million deal agreed with the Bundesliga side.

 

The Guardian have since reported that there are fears West Ham may be hijacked, as there is late interest from elsewhere, but it's believed that Haller has told the Hammers he's impressed with their project and ambition under Manuel Pellegrini.

Haller, who hit 15 goals and nine assists last season, represents a major coup for West Ham if they can get a deal over the line having starred in Germany.

What's interesting is that, amid fears that West Ham may yet miss out, Haller's teammate Marco Russ has had his say on the striker's future.

Sebastien Haller of Eintracht Frankfurt looks on during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 9, 2019 in...

Russ, as quoted by Bild, said "West Ham? No, he will not do that,” when asked about the striker's future, but it seems that a move is at least drawing closer.

Frankfurt may feel that, whilst Luka Jovic's exit was justified because Real Madrid came calling, Haller isn't really making a huge move by heading to West Ham.

The money on offer in the Premier League will be appealing, and the player himself may yet feel that playing in England may enhance his chances of picking up a first French international call-up.

Marco Russ of Frankfurt prior the Bundesliga match between Fortuna Duesseldorf and Eintracht Frankfurt at Merkur Spiel-Arena on March 11, 2019 in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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