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.
Curbishley is on the look-out for further reinforcements but claims moves for Barnes and Barcelona striker Gudjohnsen are currently on the back-burner.
"Eidur Gudjohnsen is not fit and is battling away to get fit, so there is nothing in it at the moment," said Curbishley. "He's a Barcelona player.
"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."