West Ham United have been linked with a move for former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
Sky Sports claims Hammers boss David Moyes wants to sign the 32-year-old midfielder for a third time.
Moyes brought Fellaini to Everton and then Manchester United for a combined total of £40million.
Moyes linked with third Fellaini reunion
And Sky Sports says his next move could be to bring the Belgian back to the Premier League from China.
The news did not go down too well with West Ham fans who feel Fellaini has had his day.
But those supporters need fear not.
That’s if Guardian journalist Jacob Steinberg is to be believed.
The football reporter took to Twitter to emphatically deny the claims.
Journalist emphatically denies Fellaini claim
“West Ham have no interest in signing Marouane Fellaini,” Steinberg said on Twitter.
West Ham have no interest in signing Marouane Fellaini #whufc
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) January 9, 2020
That will come as a relief to some West Ham fans.
Fellaini ended his Manchester United career on a damp squib, coming in for a barrage of criticism from his own supporters.
There is an argument to say a fully fit and sharp Fellaini would be a solid addition to a West Ham squad lacking in the midfield department.
But the assets they lack in the centre of the pitch are pace and athleticism – not necessarily two of Fellaini’s strong points.
Fernandes move DOES excite fans
In other news Italian ‘transfer market expert’ Nicolo Schira has made an exciting claim about West Ham’s move for another midfielder, Gedson Fernandes.
It has been widely reported that West Ham have beaten off a host of clubs to seal an 18-month loan deal for the 20-year-old Portuguese.
Hammers fans were disappointed by claims that West Ham have no option to buy the player as part of the loan.
But Schira, who broke news of West Ham’s record £45million capture of Sebastien Haller last summer, says different.
Read: Nicolo Schira claims West Ham move for Gedson Fernandes is ‘done deal’ with £32m option to buy