Enner Valencia will not be joining West Bromwich Albion in the summer.
However, ClaretandHugh has learned that sources keen to the player are keen to move him on to an interested clubs in Europe.
We were told that although the player’s contract has another three years to run the club are ready to listen to offers close to the £12 million the Irons paid for the Ecuador international.
However, a move to the Hawthorns isn’t even an option with a source close to the player saying: “There has been no contact and no enquiry. That is just the media at work.
“The suggestion was anyway that Albion would want a knock down deal or even a loan and neither would be acceptable to either the club or player.”
Valencia is, as reported in the past on this site, more likely to find himself heading for China – but at this stage there has been no contact.
We were told: “It’s too early to be talking deals but we don’t expect there to be any shortage of interest or takers once the window opens.
However, it’s all rather sad because however you want to look at it when he and Diafra Sakho were West Ham’s front two they looked a very potent attacking force indeed last season.”