Hammers manager David Moyes delivers Kurt Zouma update and denies the defender’s imminent return changes West Ham plans.

There was some rare positive injury news for West Ham this week when it emerged £29m summer signing Zouma – who has been missing through injury since early December – is on the verge of a comeback.

At the time of his injury against old club Chelsea, there were widespread reports that Zouma would be out for a minimum of four months and could even miss the rest of West Ham’s season.

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But as reported by Hammers News soon after the blow, the outlook was always closer to six weeks on the sidelines – as has proved to be the case.

With Zouma close to a return, various reports and sources have claimed West Ham will now abandon plans to sign a defender in the January transfer window.

But Moyes has denied Zouma’s imminent return changes his plans when delivering an update on the France international ahead of the game against Norwich (whufc.com).

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David Moyes delivers Kurt Zouma update and denies his return changes West Ham plans

“Kurt’s doing well,” Moyes told reporters in his pre-match presser (whufc.com).

“I couldn’t give you an idea of exactly when he’ll be back. We’re just trying to get him correct and in the right condition as well. Hopefully he’s not too far away.

“We could probably do with some more cover because of Angelo Ogbonna’s season-long injury. If I can get Kurt back that eases the pressure, but we’re always looking to strengthen and find players who can help us. The sooner we can get Kurt back, the better.”

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West Ham fans will be relieved to hear that from Moyes.

Particularly as Issa Diop has struggled to step up in Ogbonna’s absence.

Despite getting their season back on track with three straight wins, Moyes, Mark Noble and Declan Rice have all admitted they look too vulnerable defensively and must improve.

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