Sandro Wagner isn’t one to shy away from football’s big finances, saying last year he believes, if anything, footballers don’t get paid enough. Given that, it was perhaps a surprise when earlier this he turned down a big money move to China, or was at least reported to have done.

German newspaper Bild believe the Premier League’s millions could be more tempting for the 29 year old, and convince him to leave Hoffenheim this year. And, conveniently for Wagner, there are two clubs interested.

Bild say: ‘Now things are getting hotter: West Ham and Swansea City want to sign the 1.94-metre striker.’

With 12 goals and 2 assists for Hoffenheim this season, West Ham and Swansea interest is perhaps understandable. But both clubs have similar profile players.

Andy Carroll and Fernando Llorente are both in a similar category to Wagner, and whilst there have been serious and repeated rumours about Llorente’s future, the same can’t be said for the West Ham striker. There’s been a weak, and perhaps inevitable, Newcastle United link, but nothing overly concrete.

Bild approached Wagner for comment, and he told them: “This topic is annoying, I’ve already said everything.”

The German newspaper don’t take that as a show of commitment to current club Hoffenheim.