West Ham boss Alan Curbishley has admitted making a bid for Derby's Giles Barnes, but will not move for Eidur Gudjohnsen until he is fit again.
"We did inquire about Giles Barnes; we made an offer, and it was rejected.
We are entitled to make bids for players. He's injured as well at the moment, and Derby want to keep him.
"But the transfer window is still open, and we are still active. We're still short in one or two areas."