West Ham lost striker Diafra Sakho to injury last week, with the club's official website confirming he faces three months out of action.
Vice-chairman Karren Brady has moved to try and nip any rumours concerning Emmanuel Adebayor in the bud early, insisting he is not going to be on their radar as a replacement.
Adebayor is a free agent after being released by Tottenham Hotspur earlier this season.
Brady told The Sun: "If anyone mentions Emmanuel Adebayor as a replacement, I might well scream."
The Mail reported last week that despite not playing or training for a team, Adebayor is still receiving wages of £100,000 per week, as part of the condition of his departure from Spurs, with the club simply keen to get shot of him.
West Ham had tried to sign the striker in the January transfer window, only for a deal to be blocked by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy who did not want him to join a rival club, The BBC reported.
Brady believes this decision may still be haunting Levy, as after the deal was cancelled, Adebayor dug his heels in and refused to leave in the summer.
She told The Sun: "This lunacy would make Spurs chairman Daniel Levy tear his hair out if he wasn’t bald already. There’s one thing Levy hates more than losing and that’s losing money. He may regard it as a mistake that he refused to loan Adebayor to us a year ago."
To make an argument against this, you could point out that the team spirit at Tottenham appears better than ever, and having a negative influence like Adebayor around could have worked against them.
Financially getting rid of Adebayor has made little difference to Spurs, but simply getting him away from the training ground was a move the club wanted to make.