West Ham United have confirmed that they are not interested in the QPR striker Charlie Austin.

The Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has revealed that the London based club have dropped their interest in Austin after exploring the possibility of signing him in the summer.

“He was linked with many clubs when he got relegated with Queens Park Rangers,” Bilic was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“We were among those clubs in the summer but we chose other options. We’re not looking at that option.”

The daily sports paper Fanatik have reported that Austin is one of three names Galatasaray is looking to bring in during the January transfer window.

The Lion’s are looking to sign Austin for a cut-price in January as the strikers’ contract with QPR expires at the end of the season.

Galatasaray have been on the hunt for a new striker since the summer transfer window and have previously been linked with Lokomotiv Moscow’s Oumar Niasse and Newcastle’s Papis Cisse.

Charlie Austin has one assist and nine goals in 16 appearances for QPR in the Championship this season.

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