The Hammers are set to pay £45 million for the French striker who scored 19 goals last season. Haller was used sparingly at the Bundesliga side as Luka Jovic was in red-hot form.
Moreover, the Hammers were in dire need of a striker as Marko Arnautovic left the club to join Shanghai SIPG. The Premier League side were furious with the striker for forcing the move but the Austrian claims that circumstances at the club forced him out.
Adding to Arnautovic’s exit, West Ham released Andy Carroll this summer while also selling Lucas Perez to Deportivo Alavés for around €2.5 million.
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Manuel Pellegrini’s men are in China for the Asia Trophy and will need to complete the deal for Haller in the next 48 hours if they want him to play in their next match.