According to a report from Claret and Hugh, a return to West Ham for Jordan Hugill in January is totally out of the question, and the club are hunting high and low for a top class striker.
The 27-year-old joined the Hammers from Preston North End in January 2018, for a fee believed to be worth £10 million, according to Football.London.
Hugill was a total flop at the London Stadium, however, making just three appearances, and failing to rack up a goal or an assist.
With West Ham’s problems in the forward department, however, there have been suggestions that the striker, currently on loan with Queens Park Rangers, could make a surprise return to east London in January.
Claret and Hugh claims that will not be the case, however, and have suggested that the Hammers are hunting high and low for a top quality striker to help supplement the talents of Sebastien Haller.
Quite who that will be, however, remains to be seen.
There are plenty of available strikers, including the likes of Duvan Zapata, Kevin Volland and Andrea Belotti.
But they will all command huge transfer fees.
It will just depend on whether the West Ham owners are ready to spend some real cash this January.