The Premier League outfit were reportedly very active on Monday, trying to sign a striker and a defender.
According to talkSPORT, the Hammers were keen on signing Marseille defender Doria on a loan deal, while The Telegraph claimed that they were interested in recruiting striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Tottenham Hotspur.
However, West Ham failed to make any late deals, despite Gold posting on Twitter the following message late into the window suggestive to the fans that something was going to happen.
Don't go to bed. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) February 2, 2015
West Ham, though, could not make any late deals, with Gold later taking to Twitter to apologise to the club supporters.
Sorry for keeping you up late but at the last moment the main deal collapsed and the rest folded like a pack of cards. Stay strong. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) February 2, 2015
I'd like to thank David Sullivan and Sam for their efforts too secure new players during this window. dg (more)— David Gold (@davidgold) February 3, 2015
however no matter how hard you tried there are people out their that you just can't do business with. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) February 3, 2015
While Gold does not explain what the “main deal” was, there is a strong reason to suspect that it was the one concering signing Adebayor from Tottenham.
The Telegraph claimed on Monday evening that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had personally blocked the striker’s move to West Ham.
Then Sky Sports reported that West Ham had made a late bid for the 30-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester City star.
And if these were not enough, West Bromwich Albion explained on their official website that they could not sign Carlton Cole because West Ham’s “own plans to recruit Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor fell through.”