Go French Football have confirmed the reason Alexandre Lacazette had turned down a move to the Hammers because of their absence fom the Champons League.
ClaretandHugh revealed several days ago this was the reason although Hammers insiders continue to hope even now there could be a late change of heart.
However it nw looks a srong odds on bet that the player will be on his way to Paris St Germain whom we are told have been chasing him and holding talks through intermediaries since January.
The Hammers meanwhile are playing their cards close to their chest after Slaven Bilic ordered a clampdown on leaks and one source said: ” That maybe for precisely that reason or because there is little progress on the striker front.
“There was a lot stacked on the Lacazette deal but all that appears to have hapened is that the price has been hiked up on behalf of Lyon.
Previous target Michy Batshuayi is now off the radar with the Hammers having colled on the player who would beavailable at around 40 million euros.