West Ham tried to sign Emmanuel Adebayor over the last two transfer windows, but do not expect him to be picked up as a free agent.
West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady's comments in her Sun column suggest the club are unlikely to get involved in an attempt to sign Emmanuel Adebayor again.
Adebayor is currently a free agent after being released by Tottenham Hotspur last week.
West Ham tried to sign Adebayor last January, with a loan deal blocked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, the BBC reported. SkySports had reported in the run-up to deadline day earlier in September that discussions were again held over a deal.
Brady however did not sound so positive about the player in comments made in her Sun column over the weekend.
She said: "Someone who worked with him told me he is supremely capable of making nothing out of something. There are things to be said in favour of the quarrelsome giant. But the conclusion of one of his old chairmen that he is his own worst enemy sadly appears true."
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic told London 24 earlier this month he spent an hour talking to Adebayor in an attempt to try and sign the striker ahead of deadline day, but could not get a deal to work.
With West Ham looking impressive early on this season, going onto sign Nikica Jelavic on deadline day and welcoming Andy Carroll back from injury last night, Brady's comments further suggest the Hammers are unlikely to renew their attempts to sign the controversial striker.