It looks as though another hoped for David Moyes signing is set to bite the dust as the inflationary cycle in summer window fees goes through the roof.
There has been strong and correct speculation that Lille midfielder Amadou Onana is a major target for the Hammers,
The story was first broken by Sky Sports and it has since been confirmed to Claret and Hugh by a key Hammers insider.
However, it seems that Lille have made it clear to the Irons that the sensational 20 year old will not be allowed to leave the Ligue 1 club for anything less than €60 million which is way in advance of what we would be prepared to offer.
It was suggested that we are in the market at around £25 million but our source made it clear that whilst we were prepared to go higher, a fee of £60 million is too much given the other positions which require filling