Another week has almost passed in the Football Transfer Tavern, and West Ham supporters are still no closer to knowing who their new striker is going to be.
Our landlord has been relaying reports consistently of various names being linked with a move to Upton Park, but as of yet there has been no progress.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is eager to add some more firepower to his side, with Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia both long term absentees.
One man who has been consistently mentioned is Tottenham outcast Emmanuel Adebayor, however today the Telegraph is reporting that West Ham have pulled out of a shock deal that would have seen the Togo striker move across London.
Tottenham are desperate to get the former Arsenal and Manchester City striker off the wage bill, but as of yet have not been able to find a buyer.
The Hammers were offered Adebayor on a free transfer, but would have had to take on his £110,000 a week wages in full, something the club simply could not afford to do.
It now remains to be seen which striker will arrive at Upton Park – if any – before the close of the transfer window.