West Ham United have seen a bid to sign Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez rejected by the Italian side.
That’s according to Forza Roma, who say the player’s reluctance to leave the Serie A side ended up seeing them refuse the offer.
The website explains that while Lopez has suitors outside of Italy, he has made it clear that he does not want to leave any time soon.
That has not stopped the proposals arriving, and the last one came from West Ham who, via an intermediary, offered a loan deal with an obligation to buy based on various criteria such as appearances.
The offer was quickly put in the bin by Roma, though, with them having ‘taken note’ of Lopez’s ‘strong will’ to stay with the Giallorossi and decided to keep hold of him.
How this refusal was taken by West Ham isn’t mentioned, but they will presumably have turned their attention elsewhere.
David Moyes side are not short of goalkeepers given they have Lukasz Fabianski, Darren Randolph and David Martin on their books at present.
However, given they are 35, 33 and 34 respectively, it appears the Hammers are now looking at younger, more long-term options. Sadly, though, Lopez is not one they appear likely to get.