West Ham United have been linked with a host of players before the transfer window closes.

But the big unknown is whether the owners will free up the funds to make any deals happen.

West Ham have a net spend of around £25million this summer.

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Hammers have £25m net spend

Sebastien Haller and Pablo Fornals arrived for a combined £69million.

Goalkeepers Roberto and David Martin were both signed on free transfers.

Supporters feel the squad is still short in several key areas, though.

A second striker and defensive midfielder are necessities.


While fullback and centre back may also need to be addressed.

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Cash shortage claims

Recent reports from the likes of Claret & Hugh – which claims to have a top level source inside the club – claim West Ham have no more money for signings.

But that has not stopped the rumour mill from whirring.

Now Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini appears to have given a clear indication he intends to do more business.

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Pellegrini hints at more business

Speaking on the club’s official website after Saturday’s 1-0 friendly win at Fulham Pellegrini hinted more arrivals could be on the way. But he added the caveat that he is happy with the squad’s size.

“The squad is almost ready,” Pellegrini told whufc.com.

“We have a couple of weeks more to decide on some things before the season starts.

“We’re happy though. We have two players in each position and we already have more than one year working. We started last season with nine new players and, of course, a new manager. I hope we will improve again this season.”

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