Last Updated: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:53
West Ham have distanced themselves from a loan deal for Wilfried Zaha or claims that his midweek spat with Ravel Morrison put them off.
The Hammers had been mentioned as one of three Premier League clubs interested in picking up Zaha on a six-month loan deal in January.
But the club have told the media that they are not in the race to sign the England Under-21 winger who is desperate to play, but seemingly frozen out of the first-team picture at Manchester United.
Zaha impressed in the Young Lions' 5-0 win over Lithuania on Tuesday evening, but hit the headlines in a negative manner when he confronted West Ham star Morrison during the second half in what has been described as an 'angry bust-up'.
The pair are understood to have joked about the incident later, but that has not stopped some reports emerging that it could potentially kill off the ex-Crystal Palace star's chances of a six-month switch to Upton Park.
However, with wingers Matt Jarvis, Stewart Downing, Joe Cole, and Ricardo Vaz Te already at Sam Allardyce's disposal, West Ham are keen to point out that they were never in the battle for Zaha in the first place.
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