West Ham United boss David Moyes has insisted he can and will make signings if he needs to this month.

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The January transfer window is now open and speculation has seen West Ham linked with a number of players.

Moyes has highlighted that he is short in certain areas such as up front and at left-back. That has been exposed by Michail Antonio’s injury issues and the fact Arthur Masuaku is out until around March.

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But West Ham fans also feel the club is living dangerously by having no credible back-up for Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice.

West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh have repeatedly claimed there is no money for Moyes to spend this month.

And with West Ham’s two loan spots taken up by Craig Dawson and Said Benrahma, that did not bode well for new arrivals.

But speaking to FourFourTwo, Moyes insisted he can make signings. Although the Scot was keen to remind fans the club simply hasn’t had the usual cash flow for what will undoubtedly stretch beyond a year.

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“I think if the right things were there we would try (to make signings),” Moyes told FourFourTwo.

“But we are very aware there has been no money coming through the club so everyone should be aware there isn’t the money to do deals…

“We have added to the squad and those players are contributing. If they don’t contribute they get left aside but when they are coming they are making contributions.”

West Ham fans were told fed a similar line about a lack of funds in the summer.

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Supporters know cash flow is affected but owners should show ambition and help Moyes in wide open season

The Hammers went on to complete four signings, three of them new arrivals.

Their Premier League rivals spent in excess of £1billion on new players.

West Ham are enjoying their best season for 22 years and could do something special in this wide open campaign.

So it is not unreasonable that supporters expect co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold to fund transfers from their own personal wealth if they have to.

Many argue they should not be running the club if they cannot do that.

It does not look as though fans will return to matches this season unless there is a dramatic shift in the Covid-19 situation.

But the pandemic won’t last forever and cash flow will eventually return.

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