West Ham have been handed a big boost in their potential move for VfB Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic this summer.
Kalajdzic has impressed in the Bundesliga this season, with 13 goals and four assists in 26 games meaning several sides around Europe have taken notice of him.
One of the interested parties are West Ham, with it well established that David Moyes wants to sign a striker this summer, particularly if they qualify for Europe.
Last month they were named as suitors by German magazine Kicker, who stated the Hammers could make a €20-25m move.
FussballTransfers cover the interest in Kalajdzic today, with the striker being named as a potential replacement for Erling Haaland at Borussia Dortmund.
They state that his 13 league goals have attracted the ‘attention of bigger clubs’, and Stuttgart are ‘not in a financial position’ to turn down any ‘big money’ offers this summer.
That’s more the case because other potential candidates for sale, such as Nicolás González and Silas Wamangituka, are out injured for a long time, meaning Kalajdzic ‘could indeed be sold in the end’.
It’s stated that Stuttgart can enter any negotiations with a ‘high asking price’ as Kalajdzic has a contract until 2023 – ‘no talks are planned’ to extend that according to FT’s information.
They also add RB Leipzig to the list of suitors, stating that they have ‘already knocked on the door’ for the striker.
There’s no mention of West Ham, other than saying they have ‘been mentioned as suitors’, so there’s no suggestion that they are ready to make a move at this point.
If they are keen, though, the motivation is there for them, with Stuttgart seeming very open to a deal if the money is right.