West Ham United Club Statement

West Ham United can confirm that, having reached agreement with Charlton Athletic on a transfer fee for Darren Bent, discussions today took place with the player and his representative.

Unfortunately, we were unable to agree personal terms and have therefore ended our interest in the player.

However, Darren Bent was just one of several transfer targets the Club have been pursuing, and we will now focus our attention on securing other potential new signings identified by Alan Curbishley and the board.