West Ham United are not interested in a deal to bring Dominic Calvert-Lewin to the London Stadium in the January transfer window.
That’s according to a claim made by ExWHUemployee, who revealed in a recent post on The West Ham Way that, despite recent a report suggesting that David Moyes and his Hammers transfer team are lining up an offer for the Everton centre-forward this month, the 24-year-old England international is not a target of the Irons.
In his post, the club insider said: “We can confirm that there is no truth in the story linking us with Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The manager has not identified him as a target and it isn’t believed that Everton want/need to sell him, despite reports. I have been reassured that there is money available for Moyes to buy players but as yet he hasn’t managed to narrow down a target he wants that is available. Work will continue this week.”
With it very much appearing as if Moyes must sign a new forward this month if he is to have any hope of securing a top-four finish in the league this season, the news that Calvert-Lewin is not being targeted by the club, as well as Ex’s claim that the 58-year-old Hammers boss has so far failed to identify a target in the position, is sure to have left the London Stadium faithful fuming.
Indeed, at present, West Ham only have the option of the injury-prone Michail Antonio as an out and out centre-forward.
And, while the Premier League is currently on a winter break, Antonio looks unlikely to be afforded much rest over the next two weeks, as the 31-year-old has been called up for three international fixtures with Jamacia – against Mexico on January 28, Panama on January 30 and Costa Rica on February 3.
As such, should the striker pick up an injury in these matches, or simply just return fatigued from international duty, Moyes faces the very real possibility of having no senior strikers available for the start of February – unless he manages to bring a fresh face into the position in the coming week.
However, with Ex suggesting that the Scot does not currently have a primary target for the role, in addition to the fact that deadline day is edging closer with each passing day, whether or not the club will be successful in their bid to bring a new forward to East London appears very much up in the air at present – something that will undoubtedly have fans sweating.