Andre Gomes is unlikely to move from Barcelona to West Ham United during the current transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.
The midfielder has struggled to make an impact at the Catalan club since joining from Valencia in the summer of 2016 and has started just four La Liga matches this term.
However, whilst West Ham were hoping that a loan deal would be possible for the Portugal international, Barca are holding out for a permanent move and a fee of around £30 million.
They would be open to a loan if it included a compulsory option to buy, which would depend on the percentage of games Gomes featured in before the end of the season.
West Ham, though, are not keen to commit to such an agreement and it seems that an impasse has been reached in negotiations.
Having spent his youth career with well-renowned Portuguese sides, including Porto and Benfica, Gomes’ breakthrough came when he moved to Valencia on loan in 2014 and a year later put pen to paper on a full-time contract with the Spanish outfit.
Another solid campaign convinced Barcelona to splash out on his services but he has flattered to deceive during his 18 months in Catalonia.
Gomes has 27 caps for Portugal but is yet to score for his country and despite being part of the squad that emerged triumphant at the 2016 European Championships, he was left on the bench for the final.
Whilst the 24-year-old would have added creativity to the West Ham midfield, the impending arrival of Joao Mario, as reported by The Independent, means there is no longer a burning desire to bring in a playmaker.
With the figures being thrown around, the move represented a major risk and instead manager David Moyes will now focus on strengthening other areas of the team.