Slaven Bilic has ruled West Ham out of the race to sign Lyon striker Alezandre Lacazette, something we knew already.
Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for Lacazette, while Lyon insist that the striker will not leave.
Bilic was speaking during his pre-match press conference ahead of West Ham’s first league fixture of the season, away at Chelsea.
“One hundred percent we will not go for Lacazette,” Bilic said.
“We will sign Calleri and he will be with us pretty soon, depending on the work permit.
“He is a top striker and we have a good balance in the squad.”
Bilicalso spoke of his hopes for new signing Andre Ayew:
“Andre Ayew brings more quality. We had a good season last year but we wanted to improve the team. We lost some players as well.
“I am sure that Ayew will bring more quality. He has good experience from playing at Olympique Marseille and did a good job last season.
“He can be a game changer and we are happy to have signed him. He wanted to come here and you want players who want to join you.”