Seemingly soon-to-be West Ham United man Sebastien Haller was on the radar of Premier League heavyweights Manchester United this summer, according to the Daily Star.
The newspaper claims that the Eintracht Frankfurt star was someone the Red Devils were looking at ahead of their big summer rebuild at Old Trafford.
European giants Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund also took a look at the 25-year-old, but no club are yet to match the Hammers’ offer of £40.5million plus £4.5million in add ons.
The Frenchman is said to have undergone a medical in London on Tuesday, and has agreed terms on a five year contract worth £70,000-per-week.
Haller is an excellent player, so it’s no surprise that some big teams were taking a look at him this summer. United have struggled for firepower in recent seasons, with Marcus Rashford still not a 20 goal-a-season frontman and Romelu Lukaku having lost form dramatically last term. So it would make sense for them to have kept tabs on an up-and-comer like Haller. However, it appears that they have cooled on him now and aren’t prepared to pay what West Ham are for him. Neither, it seems, are Inter or Dortmund. That’s tremendous news for the Hammers, because it seems like they now have a free run at the Frenchman. What’s exciting for the West Ham fans, though, is that clubs of the size of United, Inter and Dortmund were interested in a player they are seemingly about to sign. That tells you all you need to know about the calibre of player Haller is, which is hugely exciting for all those in east London.