Mathieu Valbuena is not on his way to Upton Park, according to reports.

TalkSport said the French midfielder, who is unsettled at Dynamo Moscow, is now on his way to Lyon, subject to the two clubs agreeing a fee.

The 30-year-old, who impressed in last summer’s World Cup for France, signed for Dynamo from Marseille last year for £6million.

But, after failing to set the Russian league alight, he was reputedly being chased by Newcastle and the Hammers , with a view to retaining his place in the French national setup for next year’s European Championships.

However, reports emerging from France have suggested the attacker is close to signing with OL.

Any such pursuit would have been unlikely anyway, as West Ham are well stocked for attacking midfielders this season and more likely to be in the hunt for a striker