Declan Rice’s move to Chelsea has found a new lease of life.
Reports in England state that West Ham United are yet to pay the next installment to Eintracht Frankfurt on the agreed price for striker Sebastien Haller. As we speak, FIFA are investigating the issue.
The German club complained to FIFA last month after West Ham defaulted on a €6m payment for the French striker, who agreed on a £45m move last summer.
Kicker reports that West ham was due to pay the latest of these installments by May 15th and have failed to pay those on time, thus risking the wrath of FIFA’s governing body.
According to their information, West Ham contacted Frankfurt two days before the deadline to tell them they couldn’t pay and wanted the €6m installment that was owed to be paid over several installments instead.
Frankfurt refused and turned to FIFA, who gave the Hammers a deadline to comment on the issue.
If West Ham refused to pay, they could face a transfer ban from football’s governing body, although reports in England stated that West Ham was confident they would avoid sanction.
According to an ex-employee of West Ham, speaking to West Ham Way podcast, he told that the club has a £70m hole in their club’s financials. Club’s insider Claret & Hugh reports that David Moyes have zero transfer budget and must sell to buy.
The report indicates that according to their information, West Ham had contacted Frankfurt two days before the deadline to tell them they couldn’t pay and wanted the €6m installment that was owed to be paid over several installments instead.
This could mean good news to Chelsea.
Chelsea’s deal of Declan Rice had stalled earlier due to the increased price tag of £75 million being put of the holding midfielder by West Ham officials and Chelsea refusing to pay this large amount in a coronavirus affected market.
Now, it is known that the Hammers are looking to raise money, Chelsea can finally go, get their man for a reduced price, and bring Declan Rice to the blue side of London.
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