Hartlepool have announced they will not sign convicted rapist Ched Evans after boss Ronnie Moore expressed an interest.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he will only spend money in January on the right player.
The 23-year-old Hungarian joined the Hammers in February 2009, initially on loan, from Ujpest FC.
He made his only first-team appearance as a substitute in a 4-0 Premier League defeat against Manchester United the following December.
A knee injury ruled Kurucz out of the entire 2010/11 season but he returned to action this term and made 11 appearances on loan at League One Rochdale.