Reports: West Ham move to re-sign Rob Green unlikely for two reasons

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West Ham now look unlikely to re-sign goalkeeper Robert Green.

West Ham's move to re-sign Robert Green appears to be increasingly unlikely, with the Daily Mail reporting that West Ham aren't keen on paying his high wages, whilst The Sun suggest QPR won't sanction a deal having pulled out of a move for Alex Smithies.

The Hammers have been busy strengthening their squad this summer with a host of new arrivals, but manager Slaven Bilic still needs further signings.

A recent report from the Daily Mail suggested that West Ham were looking to re-sign goalkeeper Green as cover for Adrian - despite signing another shot stopper earlier this summer, with Darren Randolph arriving from Birmingham City.

Green, 35, made 241 appearances for the Hammers during a six-year spell at Upton Park, before leaving for Queens Park Rangers in 2012.

Now in the Championship with QPR, Green may seek a return to the Premier League - but a move back to West Ham may now be increasingly unlikely, for two main reasons.

The Daily Mail report that West Ham have been put off a move for the goalkeeper due to his wages, and will consider Manchester United's Anders Lindergaard instead.

The second reason is down to QPR, with The Sun reporting that they have pulled out of a move for Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Alex Smithies, meaning they would want to hold on to Green.

With Adrian suspended following his sending off against Leicester last weekend, West Ham may well be in the market for another goalkeeper - but it may not be Green following the latest developments.

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