West Ham United missed out on the chance of acquiring the services of former Chelsea star Andre Schurrle on transfer deadline day, according to The Sun.
The German international was keen to return to the Premier League after spending two years in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg and now Borussia Dortmund.
West Ham were given the chance to sign the 26-year-old on a loan deal with a clause to buy him at the end of the season for £26m, a day before deadline day.
However, the Hammers were caught up in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, and Schurrle was neglected amidst the chaos.
Later, their bid to sign Carvalho was rejected too.
Up until now, Schurrle hasn’t had much of an impact at Dortmund under Thomas Tuchel, with his time at the Westfalenstadion being blighted by injuries.