The report in a Sunday newspaper claims the Hammers boss wans to woo the player to Upton Park from Mexican side Monarcas Morelia.
And it adds that a club scout watched the 24-year-old in the recent World Cup warm-up and has been trying to sort a deal since.
However, when ClaretandHugh put the story on our club source today, the response was immediate and firm: “No more than one per cent interest or chance of getting him if it were stronger.”
He added: “There are many names on our list and we are pursuing some of them strongly.
“We have read the story but to suggest we are keen would be misleading to the fans and to put the interest higher one per cent would be wrong !”