The former Everton and Manchester United boss may be preparing for a longer stay in Spain than the year left on his current deal.
The Irons were thought to have the Scot as their Number One target given he has release clause in a deal which only has just over 12 months to run.
This would be triggered should an English club make an approach and given his former chief scout Tony Henry’s arrival at Upton Park as recruitment director to the board that was considered highly likely.
However, when ClaretandHugh put that suggestion to a senior Upton Park source source we were told: “That’s not necessarily the case.
“As has been made clear on several occasions there will be no announcements until the end of the season as is the board’s practice.”
Meanwhile new reports emerging this morning suggest Moyes may be ready to stay in Spain and organise “a proper backroom set-up with several of the staff he has worked before.