According to a new report from Goal, Lyon striker Moussa Dembele has no interest in completing a move to West Ham in the January window.
Reports emerged yesterday from RMC Sport that Dembele was one of a number of players being lined up by the Hammers as a potential replacement for now sold, Sebastien Haller.
But Goal now claims Dembele wants nothing to do with a move to the London outfit, meaning the Hammers will more than likely have to cast their net elsewhere to replace Haller.
Although Dembele has apparently not ruled out moving on from Lyon in this window, it is believed that West Ham are not a club he considers a viable option. Atletico Madrid might have something to do with that, with the Spaniards said to be have been in touch with Lyon over a move.
West Ham sold Haller for around £20m, while they also freed up more wages in allowing Robert Snodgrass to join West Brom this week.
Dembele a good player, but not the end of the world this one – TBR View
You can’t force a player to be interested in a move to your club so the Hammers will simply need to move on from Dembele.
He’d have been a decent enough signing in the main but, with Atletico interested, he might be waiting for that move to materialise.
It’s fair enough from the Frenchman. The La Liga giants are, afterall, a hugely successful club and play regular Champions League football.