West Ham manger Slaven Bilic updated the press on transfer dealings earlier today but insisted West Ham were not in the market to buy any player but would loan one more player. He also admitted Jelavic could still leave after the transfer window closes. He also insisted West Ham would reject any silly offer for Dimitri Payet saying no money in the world would persuade him to let him go.
Bilic told reporters “Yes, we are still in the market. We hope that both of our strikers will come fit for the rest of the season, but we are looking to strengthen our squad. We’re not going to buy a player, but if we can loan one we will do it”
On the Enenike loan deal Bilic added:
“We are waiting for that, because it is a complicated situation. He is a Fenerbahce player, but he is on loan to Al Ain. We made contact, basically they called me from Al Ain, and we thought we could do [the deal] with them, but Fenerbahce have to be involved and now we are talking to them. In the beginning it looked easy, and now, according to Sky mostly, the deal is pretty much alive. So hopefully you guys are right.”
On Whether any further players will be leaving the club Bilic answered:
“No. We have Jelavic who might go to China, but they are in pre-season at the moment, so he is staying with us until he might sort the deal out.”
Finally a question on the club’s valuation of Dimitri Payet and whether West Ham would accept a silly offer for their star player.
Bilic answered “From my point of view there is no money in the world that we would let him go for.”