WEST HAM were reportedly rejected by Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri as he did not want to live in the London cold.
The Moroccan has been heavily linked with a transfer this month.
The Hammers were keen to take him to the Premier League and were reportedly ready to match Sevilla’s asking price of £17.5million.
But En-Nesryi turned down the move as London’s cold climate put him off, Estadio Deportivo report.
Used to living in warmer conditions, he is interested in a move to Nice.
The Ligue Un club are keen to strike a deal with Sevilla but are believed unwilling to match their rating of the forward.
En-Nesryi’s rejection prompted West Ham to look for alternative targets and they landed Aston Villa’s Danny Ings this week.
The Hammers paid £15million to sign the former hitman from Liverpool, who made his debut off the bench in a 2-0 win over Everton.
Ings will be fighting for a place in the squad alongside Michail Antonio and summer signing Gianluca Scamacca.
David Moyes is also looking to improve defense after selling Craig Dawson to Wolves.
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The club were targeting Harry Maguire but Manchester United reportedly turned down a loan offer.
Dundee United prodigy Rory MacLeod has also been linked with a £4million move to the London Stadium.