West Ham's reported interest in Jean Michaël Seri sums up their haphazard approach

Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri (L) is congratulated by Nice's French midfielder Wylan Cyprien after scoring during the French L1 football match Nice vs Caen on May 12, 2018 at...

West Ham United are allegedly interested in bringing the Ivorian to east London.

Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri celebrates after scoring a goalduring the French L1 football match Nice (OGCN) vs Toulouse (TFC) on December 4, 2016 at the 'Allianz Riviera'...

According to a report from French media outlet Nice-Matin, Jean Michaël Seri is not interested in moving to West Ham this summer, but that should come as no surprise to the Hammers faithful.

The club's co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have endured fierce criticism from the West Ham fanbase since they took over in 2010.

West Ham United owners David Sullivan and David Gold look on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.

The Hammers have toiled in the transfer market over recent seasons, with moves for players who are well out of their league.

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It is almost as if the owners fabricate interest in top level players merely as a token gesture to prove to the fanbase that they actually mean business, whilst being safe in the knowledge that said players will reject their advances.

Seri is one of the continent's best box-to-box central midfielders, and has drawn interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal, according to Sky Sports.

Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri kicks the ball during the French L1 football match Nice vs Angers on May 14, 2017, at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southeastern France.

With the likes of those Premier League giants reportedly interested in the 26-year-old, the question must be asked - were West Ham ever even in with a chance of signing him?

It would be no surprise if the Hammers were never really interested in signing Seri, and it seems that the rumours linking him with a switch to the London Stadium have now been well and truly put to bed.

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