Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic is poised to sign for Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian in a deal that is believed to be worth €38million (£33m), according to Calciomercato.com.
Reports in Italy have said that West Ham have been closely following the 28 year old in recent months but it seems likely that they will now miss out on the Croatian.
Chinese Super League’s transfer window closes at the end of February and are able to sign players from top European sides, leaving the Hammers with no opportunity to submit a counter offer for the forward. Although whether they would have been prepared to compete financially with Tianjan is another matter entirely.
Kalinic looked set to move to the Far East last month but a deal did not materialise. With the transfer window closed for European clubs, it seemed unlikely that Fiorentina would sanction a move to China. It seems however, that the improved form of team mate Kouma Babacar has led them to reconsider the deal.