West Ham United’s chances of landing Andre Gray have taken a blow with Burnley insisting he is not for sale, according to The Daily Mail.
Burnley are not prepared to entertain offers for their main marksman, who notched nine Premier League goals last season, amid interest from West Ham, Newcastle United, Wolves, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.
With one year left on his current deal with Burnley, Andre Gray is refusing to sign new terms as he wants to move away from Turf Moor.
However, the Clarets are not being held ransom to his demands and will not sell him for less than £20m.
This is likely to deter all parties as they search for value for money in an inflated market.
Burnley are content to let Gray run his contract down and leave on a free transfer next summer.
West Ham have already landing Javier Hernandez this season but could look to bring in one more striker as back-up.
Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll have their persistent injury problems to contend with so another forward could be brought in.
Andre Gray was thought to be a top target but the Irons might have to pursue alternative options now that Burnley are standing firm.
The emergence of young Spaniard Toni Martinez might convince West Ham that they do not need a new striker at all.