A story emerged in a national newspaper today that Sam Allardyce was keen to make a move for a player he had in his pre-season sights..
However, with four strikers on the staff, a Hammers source pointed out that a central defender is likely to be a more urgent requirement in January.
Basle decided to hold on to Streller when the Hammers made quiet inquiries in the summer and we have now closed the door on a move.
A West Ham source told ClaretandHugh tonight: “I don’t think there’s any chance at all we’ll be going down that road.
“We are happy with what we have up front and are more likely to be looking at reinforcing the back four.”