WEST HAM were rejected by Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri as he did not want to live in the London cold, according to reports.
The Moroccan has been heavily linked with a transfer this month.
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The Hammers wanted to bring him to the Premier League and were reportedly willing to match Sevilla’s £17.5million asking price.
But En-Nesryi turned down the move as he was put off by the cold climate in London, report Estadio Deportivo.
He is used to living in warmer conditions and is interested in moving to Nice.
The Ligue Un club are keen to do a deal with Sevilla but are believed to be unwilling to match their valuation of the forward.
En-Nesryi’s rejection led West Ham to look at alternative targets and they landed Danny Ings from Aston Villa this week.
Ings will compete for a place in the side along with Michail Antonio and summer signing Gianluca Scamacca.
David Moyes also wants to improve the defence after selling Craig Dawson to Wolves.
The club targeted Harry Maguire but Manchester United reportedly turned down a loan offer.
Dundee United wonderkid Rory MacLeod has also been linked with a £4million move to the London Stadium.