Josh King is an unlikely arrival at the Hammers this month as David Moyes is instead set to wait until the summer for the striker he really wants.
The Sun reported on Thursday that a new £13m bid had been rejected by Bournemouth.
A new offer was apparently being prepared, of around £16m, but we understand such a move is unlikely this month.
The Hammers don’t have all that much money to throw around in the January window and we understand that a loan deal is more likely.
That would have to come from a foreign club because of the limits on domestic loans, and is likely to be a short-term deal with an option, not an obligation, to buy at the end of the season.
King could well re-emerge as a target but for now, he does not seem a realistic target for the Irons.
With the January transfer window winding down, don’t expect much money to be spent!