West Ham are in the advanced stages of sanctioning the exit of Thilo Kehrer, with ExWHUEmployee providing an update on the situation.

As was reported exclusively by our Podcast co-host and club insider Ex on The West Ham Way Patreon earlier this week, Tim Steidten has been in France in negotiations with Monaco over the departure of the German international.

Kehrer has found first team opportunities difficult to come by so far this season, and with the European Championships approaching this summer, it appears this is a key factor in his desire to leave east London.

Ex has now provided an update on the impending exit, with it understood that it now is more likely to be a loan arrangement with a view to a permanent move in the summer.

“The German international has stated he wishes to leave the club due to his lack of game time, especially ahead of the Euros in Germany where he wants to make sure he is in the German national side,” stated Ex on The West Ham Way Patreon.

“It is thought that the player preferred a move back to his home country Germany but is prepared to consider a move to France too. The defender was previously at PSG in France before joining West Ham.

“There are meant to be a number of French, German and Italian teams prepared to make a move and Steidten will be tasked with getting the best deal for the club. At this stage Monaco appear to be the most advanced with our top transfer source describing the situation as ‘ongoing discussions’.

“At this stage it seems most likely to be a loan deal with a view to making the transfer permanent in the summer.”

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