In our 5pm transfer round-up it’s a case of do go to bed as deadline day goes flat for West Ham with deals ‘unlikely’ says our top source.

We reported this morning that it looked like being – at best – one from three final targets coming in at West Ham before the summer transfer window slams shut at 11pm.

West Ham have been linked with late deals for Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen, Juventus left-sided player Filip Kostic and PSG striker Hugo Ekitike.

Our sadly departed former Hammers co-owner David Gold once famously told supporters ‘don’t go to bed’ on transfer deadline day as the club worked on last ditch deals.

But in a nod to our much-loved ex chairman, we can say with some surety that it is now highly unlikely there will be anymore arrivals for West Ham.

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5pm transfer round-up: Do go to bed as deadline day goes flat for West Ham with deals ‘unlikely’ says top source

In our 5pm transfer round-up it’s a case of do go to bed as deadline day goes flat for West Ham with deals ‘unlikely’ says our top source.

Speaking to our most senior source inside West Ham, it seems there won’t be any new signings before the window shuts.

“Unlikely,” was the response of our top source when asked whether any incomings were on the cards.

There looked like being hope for West Ham on deals for Ekitike, Kostic and Maatsen as various stages today.

This afternoon breaking reports emerged from France that Ekitike was telling PSG he wanted to join the Hammers.

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Hopes burned bright but have fizzled out this afternoon

Outlet 90min then claimed West Ham were ‘edging closer’ to a deal for Serbian assist king Kostic.

Then a Chelsea reporter broke the news that the Blues had made Maatsen available for a deadline transfer after being chased by West Ham all window.

When we checked in with our source just before this 5pm update, though, any new arrivals were described as “unlikely”.

And that is being reflected in the reporting elsewhere with articles emerging in Italy stating Kostic will remain at Juve.

Meanwhile Maatsen – who had looked set to join Burnley on loan with a £30m obligation – is said to be edging towards remaining with Chelsea.

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Still an 8/10 window for Hammers as focus turns to going back to the top of the Premier League

And PSG will not let Ekitike join anyone but Frankfurt as they desperately try to get a deal done for Randal Kolo Muani – as is being reported by Get French Football News.

West Ham went into deadline day looking to turn an 8/10 window into a 10/10 window.

But it looks like – barring a real last minute surprise twist – the Hammers are done.

The board, David Moyes and Tim Steidten can be very proud of the work they’ve done with Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse, Dinos Mavropanos and Mohammed Kudus coming in for a combined total of around £122m.

Now we can all concentrate on the small matter of the game at Luton, seeing Kudus in action and potentially going back to the top of the fledgling Premier League table.

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