By Derek Smithson
West Ham have had their offer for Everton attacker Kevin Mirallas rejected, according to a report.
Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog (8.31am, Thursday) that the Hammers have made a loan offer for the 29-year-old.
It is understood that the Toffees have responded in emphatic fashion and turned down the approach.
Slaven Bilic has moved on deadline day to complete some final transfer business after a poor start to the Premier League season, where they sit bottom of the table with three defeats out of three.
West Ham have been active in the window so far and managed to recruit the likes of Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic, Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta and Sead Haksabanovic.
However, they have been knocked back in their efforts to sign Mirallas as Everton seem intent on keeping the Belgium international.
Mirallas has been at Goodison Park since 2012 and racked up 177 appearances for the Merseyside club.
The right winger has played for times so far this season under Ronald Koeman, but is yet to register a goal or an assist.
Everton have undergone huge changes to their squad during the summer window and that has seen Mirallas slip down the pecking order in the attacking areas.
Football Insider verdict:
West Ham could do with a couple of fresh faces to give their squad a lift, despite doing the majority of their business earlier in the window. Mirallas could provide better competition in the wide areas for the Hammers and rival the likes of Michail Antonio, Andre Ayew, Manuel Lanzini and Arnauotovic. However, the Belgian has seen a considerable drop of form in recent seasons and looks a shadow of the player that first graced the Premier League. He has the quality to be prolific in front of goal and a fresh move could be exactly what is needed to reignite his form.
In other West Ham transfer news, they are in talks to seal a last-minute swoop for a 17-year-old striker.