EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
West Ham United will not pursue their interest in Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin after receiving negative feedback on him, Football Insider sources understand.
West Ham had considered a move for Schneiderlin as they desperately search for midfield reinforcements before Wednesday’s transfer deadline and had made an approach to Everton.
However, a well-placed source has told Football Insider that West Ham have cooled their interest in Schneiderlin after doing background checks on the 28-year-old that proved not to be to their liking.
Schneiderlin has struggled to produce his best form since joining Everton from Manchester United last January after being brought in by Ronald Koeman.
It was reported in November that Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas were both sent away from training in the build-up to the game with Watford by then caretaker-manager David Unsworth, which the Frenchman later denied on social media.
Everton are willing to offload Schneiderlin as they want to raise funds for their own signings before Wednesday’s deadline, but it appears any move to West Ham is now off the table.
This comes as Football Insider can reveal that one of the Hammers’ first team key men is set to miss the rest of the season in a shattering blow for the club and David Moyes.
In other West Ham team news, Football Insider can reveal that the club have accepted a £16million bid for 28-year-old first teamer and the deal will go through by Wednesday night.