West Ham have lost interest in free agent striker Diego Costa on learning of the former Chelsea man’s wage demand.
Although he would sooner sign for a club on a two year deal, the 32 year old will join a Premier League outfit for £200,000 a week until the end of the June.
And that is far too rich for the Hammers blood and most others to whom the player has been linked after coming out of contract following a spell with Atletico Madrid.
He has been the number one free agent striker eyed by various clubs but his wage demands in Covid times have ensured that he remains very much outside the wage restrictions imposed at most clubs.
He is now available after leaving Atletico Madrid but there are additional worries over attitude giving various offences including one when he repeatedly slapped Laurent Koscielny and chest-bumped him to the ground.
As a result there are concerns that he would settle into the well spierited Hammers dressing room.