West Ham will end their interest in Yakubu Aiyegbeni unless Everton make their valuation “more realistic”.
Hammers co-owner David Sullivan has confirmed the club made an approach for the Nigeria striker this week, but he was far from impressed with the Toffees’ £8m asking price.
Sullivan told the Daily Telegraph: “We have cooled on Yakubu. When you have a good, hard look at him, we want younger and quicker and better.
“Everything has a price. You want to get Yakubu for £1-2m and they are quoting £8m and that is far too much. They have to be more realistic.
“If they said £1-2m we might go back. We bid more at the start of the summer because we had more flexibility but, at this moment in time, having spent some of our money on other players we want him for £1-2m.”