Morning reports that the club were in for the player have been confirmed by sources inside the club to ClaretandHugh.
However, the Irons ares hort on their valuation of the £12 million player and currently a deal is not close.
The Salzburg star – capped 22 times for his country – is valued at £12 million by his club Salzburg but the Hammers have offered £6.5 m.
ClaretandHugh was told: “We are talking but our valuations are a long way apart. There’s always chance all the while we are talking, however remote.”