Liverpool's Jordon Ibe
PaddyPower felt there was a good chance Ibe will join Slaven Bilic’s side ahead of their big move to the 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium next month.
Bookmakers rarely get things wrong.
West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan (L) and a younger Jack Sullivan (R)
But it appears they have this time after Sullivan took to social networking site Twitter to quash the speculation.
"The Ibe rumours are not true!" Sullivan said.
"We are not signing him."
The ibe rumours are not true! We are not signing him.— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) June 19, 2016
Sullivan is well informed on West Ham transfer activity given his dad David leads the club's recruitment drive every window.
So there you have it, Ibe won't be pulling on the famous claret and blue shirt in East London next season.
Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected
Ibe not the only Liverpool star linked with Hammers
And it remains to be seen whether he will get much action in a red one either as he has slipped down the pecking order at Liverpool.
Ibe played 41 games but scored only four goals last season and Klopp is under pressure to mount a serious challenge for the Champions League places next term at the very least.
The 20-year-old Bermondsey-born star is not the only Liverpool player to be linked with the Hammers this summer.
Speculation has long linked flop Christian Benteke with a big money move south after a disappointing first season at Anfield, as reported by the likes of the Mirror.