Evening Standard journalist Jack Rosser insists it would come as a shock if Divock Origi joined West Ham United before the transfer deadline.
David Moyes’ Hammers have made an impressive start to the season and go into the international break unbeaten.
Having secured Europa League football, Moyes has been keen to bolster his options by welcoming new signings but Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and Champions League-winning defender Kurt Zouma have been the only fresh arrivals during the window.
West Ham are thought to be closing in on the signing of CSKA Moscow attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic, having agreed a £25.7million fee, and the east Londoners continue to be linked with Liverpool frontman Origi.
The 26-year-old, who has three years remaining on his £60,000-per-week contract at Anfield, has yet to make an appearance this season and failed to bag a place in Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s matchday squad for the last two fixtures.
But Rosser does not expect the Belgium international to head to the London Stadium.
He told Football FanCast: “Origi has been linked for a long time with West Ham. It has sort of come and gone. I think they have considered him and then it was a complete no.
“I’d be surprised if that one went through. Never rule it out because it’s West Ham and a striker, but I’d be surprised.”