West Ham appear to have only a slim chance of landing Michy Batshuayi before deadline day closes this evening.
The Hammers have been negotiating all morning to bring the Chelsea striker to the London Stadium but ClaretandHugh understands the player is reluctant to join us.
However, a club insider told us by e mail: “We are still in there scrapping.”
‘Bats’ is believed to have set his heart on a loan move to Spurs although with relationships between Chelsea and the North Londoners not good that’s unlikely to happen.
Hammers insiders told CandH the signs are not good for us being able to land a player who has become a long term target since his Marseille days.
He is currently at Stamford Bridge after completing half a season at Valencia and his only other alternative could now be a loan switch to Real Betis.
The Hammers are refusing to give up completely but it would be a surprise if the move to east London were to go through.