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The West Ham manager travelled to Germany to run the rule over the striker, who has scored 16 goals in the Bundesliga so far this season

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed he visited Germany on Saturday to cast his eye over Nuremberg's Josip Drmic.

The Swiss striker is reported to be on the Upton Park boss's wish list for the close season, but was on the receiving end of a 4-1 defeat at Wolfsburg at the weekend.

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And, while he was able to gauge little from the player's performance, Allardyce revealed he was impressed with another aspect of his scouting mission.

"I was at Nuremberg versus Wolfsburg. The sausages were great!" he joked to reporters.

"They got beat quite comfortably so in terms of that particular player (Drmic), you wouldn't be able to judge him on that particular game because they got battered."

Drmic is reported to have a release clause in his contract that could see him leave for less than £5million.

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