West Ham United fans are not best pleased that the club failed to sign a striker in the January window.

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David Moyes identified three or four targets after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax last month.

But West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold failed to make them happen.

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King on the move, but not to West Ham

One name consistently linked with the Hammers since the summer window has been Bournemouth forward Josh King.

West Ham failed with a bid for King on deadline day in October (Sky Sports).

Football Insider then claimed a deal had been lined up for the winter window – with King’s Cherries contract up in the summer.

Earlier today TV2 then claimed that the door was open for West Ham to sign King again after reported talks with Southampton broke down due to the striker’s wage demands.

Many West Ham fans felt King would have made the perfect back-up for Michail Antonio – who is now Moyes’s only recognised senior striker.

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Journalist offers angry West Ham fans a sense of perspective after ‘missing out’ on King

But Fulham and Everton then both had bids for the Norwegian accepted by the Cherries in the last hour (Sky Sports 8.54pm).

The news is certain to irk West Ham fans further.

But respected Telegraph journalist Matt Law has offered West Ham fans a sense of perspective over ‘missing out’ on King.

“Josh King has not scored a Championship goal yet this season,” Law said on Twitter.

“There may well be extenuating circumstances, but I really wouldn’t let it ruin your evening if your club ‘misses out’ on him this evening.”

Fulham are also in for another West Ham target, Josh Maja.

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No more West Ham arrivals until the summer

L’Equipe claimed Maja was in talks over a move to West Ham just last week. But he looks set to sign for London rivals Fulham (Sky Sports).

West Ham signed defender Frederik Ibsen Alves at the start of the window.

Moyes then made Said Benrahma’s £25million move permanent six months early.

And that freed up a domestic loan slot which enabled the Hammers to sign Jesse Lingard until the summer.

Winston Reid headlined the departures, joining Brentford on loan for the rest of the season in what looks a great move for the West Ham fans’s favourite.

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