AFC Bournemouth were relegated from the Premier League last season and Joshua King wanted to leave the Cherries in the last summer window.
West Ham United wanted to sign the striker and the Hammers even submitted bids for the 28-year-old, which were turned down by the Championship side.
According to Dagbladet, Bournemouth rejected two offers from David Moyes’ side for the Norway international.
It’s explained West Ham are among the clubs ‘still considering’ signing the 28-year-old, who has entered his final six months of his contract at the Vitality Stadium.
The Norwegian newspaper also interviewed the player and asked if he has plans to change clubs in the winter market.
“The status is I’m a Bournemouth player and want to help the club back into the Premier League,” he told Dagbladet.
“To be honest, I don’t think much of it [move to another club]. If there’s a bid and something concrete happens, we’ll have to take it then. But now I’m focused on playing well and staying healthy. Then time will tell you what’s going on.
“I stay calm, do not stress and respect the contract I have. I’ll give my best for Bournemouth as long as I’m here. I also believe that what is happening is happening for a reason. So, when there was no transfer last year, I think there’s a meaning behind it.”
King is a firm believer he still has a lot of football left in him, but his immediate focus is to stay healthy and help Bournemouth return to the top flight, despite being a target for West Ham.
“I have turned 28 years old and must take care of my body as best I can. I have at least five good years left,” he explained.
“I have not played for a long time and felt very, very rusty,” King stressed.
“I have struggled with the coronavirus, back injury and have only had a few runs. I was hit hard by the coronavirus since I have asthma – and got very sick. So, things have taken time. But of course, it was really fun to play 90 minutes and contribute with goals.”