Slaven Bilic has claims Andy Carroll is not for sale in January.
The Hammers forward has been often linked in the press with his former club Newcastle and his ex-boss Sam Allardyce at Sunderland despite scoring only one goal this season for the Irons.
The injury-jinxed striker faces a fitness test on a groin problem before the Boxing Day clash at Aston Villa.
Asked if he is on the market next month, replied said: “I don’t think so, I don’t think so. We need players, we need him fit, we need him back. He fits into my plans. I said this from the start and that didn’t change.”
“Hopefully that injury is not too bad. When he is fit, he’s a big asset for us, he’s a big weapon, it’s hard to play against him. When he has his presence, his hunger, his ability, of course he’s really important for us.”