West Ham manager David Moyes has confirmed that the club have rejected a bid for attacker Andre Ayew as he struggles with an injury crisis up front.
The Hammers have seen several of their senior stars ruled out of action in recent weeks, with Andy Carroll, Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini all forced to the sidelines with their respective blows.
As well as their injury situation Moyes has revealed the club are also having to deal with moves being made for the club’s other stars, with 86-cap Ghana international Ayew the subject of an official move.
As quoted by Football.London, Moyes told the media at his press conference: “I think we have had an offer for Ayew but at the moment, it wouldn’t be accepted because of our situation and not in a hurry to do anything.
“With Sakho, we need to keep our players.”
Ayew has been a regular for the Hammers this season, with 24 appearances and six goals across all competitions, having been utilised from his natural wing role to a centre forward and an attacking midfielder.
He has a total of 50 outings for the club under his belt, scoring 12 goals, having joined in a £20million move from Premier League rivals Swansea City back in 2016.
The Hammers have had a quiet winter transfer window so far, with Moyes only bringing Reece Burke, Josh Cullen and Reece Oxford back from their loan spells, but there have been several links with incoming arrivals before the end of the month.
In other West Ham transfer news, the club are looking at snapping up a £25million rated striker available for £5million in January.