Niko Kovac wants West Ham striker to join him at AS Monaco

Nico Kovac wants to strengthen his new club AS Monaco this summer and Le10Sport has claimed the Croatian is looking at West Ham United‘s Sebastian Haller. The two worked together at Eintracht Frankfurt and have a good relationship with each other. Kovac would love to add the French striker to his squad, but is aware West Ham could demand a large fee.

26-year-old Haller has a contract until the summer of 2024 at West Ham and with 32 appearances he was a first team choice for manager David Moyes prior to the corona virus outbreak. Ever since the return of football in June, Haller has only played a total of 58 minutes, making it viable to assume Moyes would be keen on selling the forward.

However, West Ham paid Eintracht Frankfurt €50m last summer and it is expected that the Hammers would want to recoup nearly all of that fee if a bid came in. Meanwhile, Monaco are expecting star forward Wissam Ben Yedder to leave the club. The French international has been courted by clubs in Spain and England and could earn Monaco a €40m fee.