There were reports a few weeks ago that suggested Nigerian marksman Victor Obinna was headed back to West Ham, but that now looks less likely.
The 27-year-old wore the West Ham shirt for the 2010-11 campaign when he arrived on a season loan from Inter.
Obinna generally acquitted himself well and provided a memorable four assists in a 4-0 League Cup win over Manchester United in November 2010.
However, West Ham opted not to try and make the deal permanent and Obinna signed for Lokomotiv Moscow.
Having failed to settle in Russia, Obinna ended last season on loan to former club Chievo and it now seems that he may be staying there.
The talented forward will have to return to Moscow but it is believed that he intends for that period to be as brief as possible.
Chievo are said to be determined to bring back Obinna, who is a popular figure, and may have already started negotiations with Lokomotiv over a new move, possibly another loan.
It appears that West Ham didn't make any attempt to sign Obinna despite reports in the English and Italian press that they would.