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David Gold: 'Slaven Bilic pulled plug on Emmanuel Adebayor signing'

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold reveals that Slaven Bilic turned down Emmanuel Adebayor because the striker was too expensive to sign.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has revealed that manager Slaven Bilic opted against signing Emmanuel Adebayor because the striker was too expensive.

The Tottenham Hotspur player was linked with a deadline-day loan move to Upton Park, but the deal did not go through before the 6pm closure of the transfer window.

"I think it was more an enquiry and again, Slaven showed interest - we showed a bit of interest - and then it sort of all went quiet and Slaven obviously decided against it," Gold told talkSPORT.

"Very expensive player and I think he just weighed it up and felt with Andy [Carroll] coming back, with [Enner] Valencia coming back, with [Mauro] Zarate coming back and, of course, he was confident we would bring in the player from Hull."

West Ham signed Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic before the window closed.

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