David Moyes has ruled West Ham out of the running to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.
But the Hammers boss says Abraham’s reported £40m price tag means the 23-year-old is well out of his range.
“Is that sort of figure our total spend? It may well be. But you never know here.
Moyes could have his only recognised striker, Michail Antonio, back for Monday night’s trip to Burnley, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
West Ham head to Turf Moor following defeats by Newcastle and Chelsea but still in the hunt for a top-four finish.
“We can’t afford to drop too many points,” said Moyes.
“We’ve got five games to go, we’re on 55 points, so the idea is when we get a big number six in front of it would give me a start and see what we could do.
“I’d love to go into the last couple of games having 60 points, it would give me a real chance of getting a good points total.
“We need to go to Burnley and play well. It’s been a difficult hunting ground for us in recent seasons, so we are going to try and put on a good show and get a result.
“We beat them earlier in the season but the game was very tight. We need to go up there and do it again.”