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With the January transfer window firmly in the rear mirror, West Ham United can continue to focus on their efforts on the pitch instead of potentially trying to sign new additions.

Of course, Jesse Lingard arrived at the London Stadium on a short-term loan deal from Manchester United, whilst Said Benrahma saw his temporary deal finally be turned into a permanent one after the Hammers triggered the clause in the deal that took him from Brentford in the summer. Perhaps they finally made enough money by using to get all of the required finances?

However, it seems David Moyes was after a striker in the January transfer window as well, although that does not come as a surprise given that Michail Antonio is the only “recognised” striker at the club following Sebastien Haller’s departure to Ajax.

According to a report by Diario de Sevilla, Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri was a transfer target for the Irons but they did not meet the demands that the La Liga club had in place to allow the forward leave.

It was claimed the Morocco international was specifically targeted by Moyes because of the pace he has on offer, whilst his efforts in sitting near the top of the current La Liga goal charts with 12 so far this season will have only further added to the appeal of bringing him to London.

However, an initial bid of €30 million is understood to have been rejected. There were suggestions that West Ham would return with a bid closer to €40 million which could have been enough to prise him away from Sevilla, but that offer did not come.

Apparently, Monchi – the Sevilla sporting director – insisted that the club had no intention of selling their star forward, whilst En-Nesyri has admitted that he is happy in Spain and wants to remain in the country until the summer at the very least, probably because it is warmer in there than it is in London during the winter months or maybe he is happy with the online casino offering Spain has? Who knows.

Monchi has revealed that West Ham did make a move for their Moroccan forward, and whilst he admitted it was not a ‘ridiculous’ offer, it fell short of where they had wanted it to be. He also revealed the negotiations lasted all of a day, as well.

“What they offered us, I am not saying it was ridiculous because it was not, but it did not satisfy our sporting satisfaction, the negotiation lasted one day,” Diario de Sevilla report him saying.

“We were blunt, and there was no second offer.”

With West Ham flying rather well in the Premier League, you have to hope that the Hammers do not rue missing out on a striker in this Janaury transfer window, especially one of the pedigree that En-Nesyri has shown in recent years.