West Ham have pulled out of the pursuit of Conor Gallagher after the player made it clear it clear he wanted to fight for his place under Mauricio Pochettino who he greatly admires.
Club insiders confirmed they had a £40m approach to Chelsea rebuffed but were put off making further offers after the player made his feelings clear through intermediaries.
The Hammers are also unlikely to pursue Scott McTominay after being quoted a £45m price tag by Manchester United.
Reports suggest West Ham value the Southampton captain at £20m while they Saints want closer to £40m, maybe a compromise can be reached somewhere in between including add-ons.
In other news West Ham have been offered Callum Hudson-Odoi but his high wages and is a similar player to Carlos Borges who remains on the verge of signing for the Hammers.
The chance of Aaron Cresswell leaving this summer is rated 50/50 by a senior club insider as the two clubs cant agree a transfer fee.