West Ham have genuine interest in £50m-rated ace

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West Ham are continuing to look for a replacement for Sebastien Haller.

The striker called time on his Hammers career earlier this week as he sealed a £20m move to Dutch giants Ajax.

And that has left a gaping hole in David Moyes’ squad.

The club only have Michail Antonio as a proper out-and-out striker at this point and they clearly need to sign a new centre-forward in this transfer window.

And The Athletic now reports that there is some left-field interest in a versatile forward presence: Ismaila Sarr.

Sarr has been a gossip column staple in recent months and has been linked with both Manchester United and Liverpool.

However, it now appears that the Irons are also in the race.

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The report states that Moyes’ side do have a genuine interest in signing Sarr, a player who has scored nine goals in his last two seasons and who primarily operates in a right wing role.

However, Watford are said to value Sarr at £50m and will want to receive a bid of at least £35m before they even negotiate.

While The Athletic reports West Ham are more likely to buy an out-and-out striker, one has to imagine that fee would simply be too steep in the January window.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

No chance.

West Ham have banked just £20m for Haller and sources have told GMS that the payment is being made in installments.

There is next to no chance, then, of the Irons suddenly finding the £50m needed to snaffle Sarr away from Vicarage Road.

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He also doesn’t fit the profile of player the club are looking for; they need a proper striker, not a winger who can moonlight as an attacker.

This one isn’t likely to go anywhere.

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