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Hammers payday on the rocks

Exclusive By Sean Whetstone

Ajax refused to include a sell-on clause when West Ham sold Sebastien Haller to the Dutch side for around £22m.

A source close to the Hammers has told CandH that  Ajax would not accept a clause in the sale of the striker who cost us £45m striker explaining the Dutch club had made a domestic top-flight record transfer when signing the Hammer at just over the £20 million mark.

Reports have linked Haller to a £33m move to Bayern Munich to replace Robert Lewandowski. However our source claimed a £25m move to Borussia Dortmund was more realistic.

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At £25m Ajax would make a modest £2.5m profit so a 20 per cent sell-on clause would have only yielded around half a million pounds.

Haller has previous Bundesliga experience from his time at Eintracht Frankfurt and has netted 33 times in 39 matches for the Dutch club this season.

German newspaper Bild have reported that Bayern have contacted Haller’s agents and that the player’s wage demands are in the region of £8.4m per season.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter