As per The Sun, West Ham had the chance to land Borussia Dortmund forward André Schürrle a day to transfer deadline day, only for the Hammers to miss out of the chance completely having not shown keen interest.
A loan deal with an obligation to buy the former Chelsea winger for £26million was tabled, but with the London Stadium outfit caught up in the rush and hopes of landing Sporting Lisbon William Carvalho, nothing could materialize.
Schürrle was keen on returning to the EPL during the window as he hasn’t been able to hit his potential at Germany with both Wolfsburg and Dortmund.
The 26-year-old World Cup winner spent 2 seasons at the Stamford Bridge, but was under-utilized by former Blues boss Jose Mourinho.
West Ham’s refusal to show keen interest in Schürrle could also have been as a result of having already landed attacking duo Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic.
Manager Slaven Bilic also have Michail Antonio and Andre Ayew as quality options, and while having another top forward on his hand could have been great, having to satisfy them with enough playing minutes would’ve been herculean a task.