The Hammers have seen a £17m plus add-ons bid knocked back, the second one to be rejected after a £15m was was also rebuffed earlier this week.
It’s expected at least £20m will be needed to even entertain the though of Stoke letting their prized asset go and the Hammers may even have to break their transfer record to sign the 28-year-old.
Also, a loan deal for Joe Hart is on the verge of collapsing, with football.london understanding there is a 10 per cent chance of any deal now being done as an unnamed club has made a permanent bid for the keeper.
Our West Ham writer Sam took to Facebook Live – as he does every day – to discuss the latest on the Hammers transfer rumours plus answered your questions as well.
You can watch the video at the top of the screen or in the pop out screen to the right hand side.