West Ham are untroubled by one-time target Ross McCormack becoming a Fulham player.
Although there is no mention of the fee in a club statement, a figure of £11 million has been reported.
That would be an extraordinary figure for a Championship player despite him scoring 29 goals for Leeds last season.
The Hammers failed with a £4 million bid for the former Leeds player last year and the Cottagers themselves failed with a £5 million bid last month.
The idea therefore that the had to double their offer plus some is pretty unbelievable.
A Hammers source meanwhile told us today: “We are very happy with the business we are doing..
“We did have an interest in Ross McCormack at one stage but it’s not one we pursued this summer .”
If true, that is a ridiculous figure for a striker unproven in the PL.
Any talk of Rhodes?
Traditionally like many hammers I am not a great fan of Leeds and have never been a fan of their dirty, win at all costs cynical side since the 70’s.
But even so there always seemed to me to be something not quite right concerning the potential McCormack irons rumours.
Firstly, why would such a supposedly prolific goal scorer want to stay at a club whose perilous financial state is only matched by the perilously inept way it has been run?
Then, why if he has any sort of ambition and with respect to the supposed interest from premier clubs? Has he then signed for a small relegated club in disarray?
Like I say, there appears something not quite right there!