West Ham United have had an offer rejected for Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez this week, according to ForzaRoma.
The Italian outlet have claimed on their website that the Irons delivered a loan offer with an obligation to buy, but saw that waved away.
Lopez himself has come out and claimed that he would rather remain in Roma, rather than move to the Hammers or Real Betis.
The Spaniard is currently second-choice, with Mirante ahead of him in the pecking order in-between the sticks.
“The coach has chosen Mirante as a starter but I don’t want to give up. My family and I are fine in Rome and I want to take advantage of this opportunity.”
West Ham have previously enquired about the availability of the keeper in the summer, but have only just made their move.
Back in July, it was reported that the Italian club were understood to have placed a £27million price tag on the head of their keeper.
Why revisit this interest?
Lukasz Fabianski has recently picked up an injury, which could have made David Moyes think twice about his options at the London Stadium.
Darren Randolph has kept back-to-back clean sheets after stepping in, and in the worst-case scenario, David Martin is the third-choice stopper.
Fabianski should be back for the upcoming game against Burnley, and hopefully, his contract talks should be resolved too.
The Polish international has admitted that talks have been opened and that he wants to stick with the Irons past this season.
With those three options at the club, there is no need for the Hammers to bring in yet another option – not that it looks set to happen, either way.
In other West Ham United news, Arsenal won’t let Eddie Nketiah leave amid Irons interest