A new report suggests West Ham are taking no chances on the troublesome striker position by lining up an alternative for Sébastien Haller should talks be unsuccessful.
Mundodeportivo.com explains that RCD Espanyol and Real Betis have not reached an agreement regarding the 28 million euros (£25m) termination clause of Borja Iglesias with West Ham looking closely at the striker as a possible alternative.
The report says Real Betis cannot afford the payment in terms demanded by Espanyol, which requires €28 million in two payments, one of €20 million now and another of €8m at the end of the season.
The 26-year-old only joined the Catalan club last summer in a €10m deal from Celta Vigo and he netted 20 goals in 43 appearances in his debut season.
Everton have also been linked to the in-form striker. The striker netted 23 goals for Real Zaragoza last season on a loan spell while the prior campaign he grabbed 34 goals for Celta Vigo’s B team.