Italian journalist Nicolo Chira – who broke news that West Ham are closing a deal for Sebastien Haller – has seen the story knocked back by the club.
The Gazetta Dello Sport reporter broke the news earlier in the week and in a new update, also sent to Claret and Hugh, declares the deal has been done and that the player’s agents are on their way to London tonight.
But within minutes of him doing so our inquiry to a top source at West Ham revealed that to not be the case.
The striker is certainly among a list of front men being pursued by the Hammers but our source declared: ” Sadly, this latest report is not true.”
Chira’s original tweets were heavily criticised by leading German newspaper Bild who claimed the Eintracht Frankfurt striker was relatively happy where he was but could possibly be tempted by a Champions League outfit.
Our source added: “As I explained, he is a player on our list but we are certainly not that far down the road at this point.”