West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady says they pushed hard for a striker signing on deadline day.
Brady wrote in The Sun: "You win some, you lose some and West Ham lose three tonight - transfers, that is.
"At 8.55pm I am told Lukaku wants to rejoin West Brom and, no matter what we do, his decision is final.
"Then, with 10 minutes to deadline, it's revealed he is joining Everton.
"Anyway, David Sullivan and Sam Allardyce did their business early - making Andy Carroll our record signing and acquiring several other excellent players."
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