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The January transfer window opens tomorrow and according to reports West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini is going to be busy.

Pellegrini has told reporters he is already tired of relentless transfer rumours at West Ham.
The Hammers spent a cool £100 million on players in the summer after bringing in the high profile Chilean.
But a Premier League-worst injury list and Pellegrini’s desire to make the squad his own means the Hammers will be active when the January transfer window opens next Tuesday.
Pellegrini has been linked with a host of players and according to various reports will be working from a list of more than 30 stars.
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30 and counting: Pellegrini’s transfer list

Samir Nasri
Understandable given he has been training with the club and looks likely to be West Ham’s first signing of the winter window.
Gabriel Barbosa
Inter Milan striker has been linked with a £20 million move after impressing on loan at Santos. The Brazilian is good friends with Hammers star Felipe Anderson.
Gary Medel
Combative former Cardiff City central midfielder has been linked with a move to East London from Besiktas.
Gary Cahill
One of a clutch of Chelsea fringe players bring linked with a move across London. The defender was linked with a loan move (The Sun).
Danny Drinkwater
Another centre midfielder linked with the club and one which could have legs due to the former Leicester star’s chronic lack of game time at Stamford Bridge.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Another who has struggled to keep his place in Mauricio Sarri’s side despite impressing in spells. Fans would love to see the England man come to the London Stadium but seems unlikely (Daily Mail).
Ross Barkley
If Loftus-Cheek is unlikely then Barkley is surely a non-starter. The former Everton man has impressed under Sarri and earned an England recall.
Olivier Giroud
The French World Cup winner was linked with West Ham before he moved to Chelsea and after failing to keep his place in the side this season he is being linked again (talkSPORT).
Pablo Fornals
According to Spanish sports outlet Cadena Ser, Pellegrini also wants Villareal midfield ace Pablo Fornals.
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Moussa Marega

Correio da Manha state powerful striker Marega is he is on the January.


Dominic Solanke
The Sun says West Ham want a loan with the option to buy.
Emiliano Sala
Miguel Almiron
Bradley Dack
The Hammers have been linked with a £20 million move for Blackburn playmaker Bradley Dack (The Mirror).
Andreas Pereira
Manchester United fringe player is wanted on loan by Pellegrini according to The Daily Mail.
Kostas Mitroglu
Flop Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou, now with Marseille, is another target says talkSPORT.
Shoya Nakajima

West Ham have sent scouts to watch £17 million rated Japan winger Shoya Nakajima, according to reports in Portugal. Portuguese newspaper A Bola, via Sport Witness, reports that West Ham scouts were present to watch Nakajima’s Portimonense face Vitoria de Setubal recently.

Alvaro Morata
West Ham want January loan for hapless Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata accordinbg to talkSPORT.
Graziano Pelle
Italian publication Tuttomercato claim that the Hammers are keen to bring Graziano Pelle back to the Premier League from China. The Italian striker was a huge success in England with Southampton before a mega money move to the far east.
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Edin Dzeko


Karim Benzema

The Daily Star and Express have both ran stories on West Ham’s interest in Real Madrid superstar in the summer and in its gossip columns since about renewed interest. This one simply won’t happen.

Pascal Gross

Huddersfield’s Pascal Gross has been linked with a move to East London by Calciomercato.

Shinji Kagawa

Former Manchester United midfield talent Shinji Kagawa is wanted by West Ham in January says The Sun.

Yacine Brahimi

According to ESPN Pellegrini will reignite interest in Porto playmaker Yacine Brahimi in January after missing out in the summer.

Valentino Lazaro

According to the Express, West Ham are interested in signing Hertha BSC defender Valentino Lazaro.

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Michy Batshuayi

Yet another Chelsea player is being linked with West Ham in the shape of striker Michy Batshuayi. The Hammers had a record bid accepted for Batshuayi before he moved to Chelsea. And it appears the club remains interested with The Express touting the Belgian as an option for the East Londoners.

Victor Wanyama

Spurs are having another strong season but holding midfielder Victor Wanyama has barely featured. The Kenyan has been repeatedly linked with a move to rivals West Ham (The Sun).

Antonio Valencia

West Ham reportedly want Manchester United right back Antonio Valencia after the injury to Ryan Fredericks left Pellegrini relying on ageing Pablo Zabaleta (The Express). Valencia would be available on a free in the summer if he does not agree a new deal at Old Trafford but the Hammers could tempt the Red Devils with some cash to get him sooner.

Joao Mario

Resurgent Inter Milan midfielder enjoyed a decent loan spell with West Ham last season. Despite a new lease of life at the San Siro Mario could be sacrificed as Inter need to raise funds to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions. With Manuel Lanzini out, Mario is ideal cover alongside Nasri.

Stefan Lainer

West Ham have made a move to sign Marko Arnautovic’s Austria teammate Stefan Lainer from RB Salzburg according to The Express. Once again the report claims the move is prompted by the over reliance on Zabaleta following Ryan Fredericks’ injury.

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