West Ham continue to eye improvements to their attacking ranks but Manuel Pellegrini’s side have missed out in the chase for one reported target.
Reports earlier in the week attributed West Ham with an interest in AZ Alkmaar striker Wout Weghorst, who caught the eye last season by scoring 18 Eredivisie goals.
The Netherlands international earned a debut for his nation in a defeat to England back in March and was reportedly considered to be a potential addition for Pellegrini’s side.
However, Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg have officially confirmed the signing of the 25-year-old striker, who signs a four-year deal lasting until 2022.
West Ham are eyeing attacking improvements after being overly reliant on club-record signing Marko Arnautovic last term, while fellow summer recruit Javier Hernandez failed to find consistency in his return to the Premier League.
Weghorst’s reliability in front of goal would have been a fine asset to the Hammers but they will now be forced to look elsewhere for targets.