The misfit striker failed to appear for the clash again Marseilles after being named as a sub after an alleged bust up with the Metz coach. Metz were beaten 3-1.
There were reports that the player was on his way back to Upton Park but Hammers sources denied any knowledge of his whereabouts.
This morning – ahead of a Metz disciplinary hearing – The Sun is reporting that the player could be sent back to West Ham for breaking his contract.
However, ClaretandHugh was told by a top Hammers source: “There’s nothing of that nature in the deal and as far as we are concerned he is a Metz player until the end of the season.”