West Ham United's hopes of signing Everton striker Yakubu appear to be slim, after Irons co-owner David Sullivan put a value of less than £2million on the Nigeria international's head.
The Toffees are reported to want up to four times the amount that Sullivan is prepared to pay, meaning that a deal is highly unlikely.
He told the Daily Telegraph:"We have cooled on Yakubu. When you have a good, hard look at him, we want younger and quicker and better.
"Everything has a price. You want to get Yakubu for £1-2million and they are quoting £8million and that is far too much.
"They have to be more realistic. If they said £1-2million we might go back.
"We bid more at the start of the summer because we had more flexibility but, at this moment in time, having spent some of our money on other players we want him for £1-2million."