West Ham manager Slaven Bilic had planned to fly to Belgium to meet with Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi and discuss the possibility of signing the forward, according to a report by Belgian news outlet HLN.
However, because of the recent terror attacks that took place in Brussels, Belgium’s clash with Portugal was moved to the Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa in Leiria so Batshuayi travelled there with the squad, meaning the planned meeting with Bilic had to be cancelled.
Batshuayi has been in decent form for Marseille this season. He’s scored 13 goals in Ligue 1 and he’s also been credited with nine assists.
As co-Chairman David Sullivan recently announced, West Ham’s main aim this summer is to bring in a striker to add to their already-impressive squad and it looks like Batshuayi is one of the options that the Hammers have their eye on as they prepare for their first season at the Olympic Stadium.
As of yet, there is no word on a rearranged meeting between Bilic and Batshuayi, but it’s likely that the Hammers boss will try to re-schedule as soon as possible.