According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham have failed in an ambitious move to appoint Jurgen Klopp as their new manager this summer.
'Big Sam' has been in the job for almost four years, but this season looks like being his last at Upton Park as his contract expires this summer.
The London Evening Standard recently suggested that Slaven Bilic, Rafael Benitez and David Moyes were West Ham's top targets to replace Allardyce, and whilst those three may be considered as ambitious suggestions, the latest name in the frame blows all three out of the water.
The Mirror believe that the Hammers have made contact with Jurgen Klopp, who was considered as their 'dream appointment' after he left his position as Borussia Dortmund last week.
The German won two Bundesliga titles during his time in charge at Signal Iduna Park, whilst he also took Dortmund to the Champions League final in 2013, only to lose to bitter rivals Bayern Munich.
Klopp called time on his Dortmund reign last week, and now as a free agent this summer, he is bound to be in demand from a number of clubs around Europe.
Yet according to The Mirror, West Ham made the first move to land Klopp - but unsurprisingly, he rejected the offer in order to wait for a so-called 'bigger fish'.
A number of managers will be linked with West Ham in the coming weeks, but Klopp was always going to be an unlikely target.