West Ham coach, David Moyes, has ruled out the club’s decision to sign Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham.
The manager has been on the striker’s radar, among other targets, to bolster the club’s attacking options.
Moyes, however, believes that the £40million price tag placed on the 23-year-old is out of range.
Newcastle and Aston Villa are also interested in signing the forward.
“It would rule us out completely. We will be ruled out,” said Moyes. “So if that’s the figure and that’s what’s being said, we are ruled out.
“We don’t have that money, we don’t have that to buy a striker at that price, no.
“Is that sort of figure our total spend? It may well be. But you never know here.
“I don’t think we will be making a purchase of that for any one player. I’d be surprised if we were.”
Michail Antonio, West Ham’s recognized striker is likely to return tonight as they plan to face Burnley away from home. This would be a plus for Moyes.
The Hammers are still in the race for a top-four finish despite losing to Chelsea and Newcastle.
“We can’t afford to drop too many points,” added Moyes.
“Maybe we could have squeezed a point out of Newcastle and maybe with a bit of good fortune we might have got a point out of Chelsea, so we are maybe a point or two down.
“We’ve got five games to go, we’re on 55 points, so the idea is when we get a big number six in front of it would give me a start and see what we could do.
“I’d love to go into the last couple of games having 60 points, it would give me a real chance of getting a good points total.
“We need to go to Burnley and play well. It’s been a difficult hunting ground for us in recent seasons, so we are going to try and put on a good show and get a result.
“We beat them earlier in the season but the game was very tight, we need to go up there and do it again.”