West Ham United boss David Moyes has dropped a hint over his transfer plans this month.

West Ham are desperately short in several key areas including right-back, midfield and up front.

The Hammers have re-signed former goalkeeper Darren Randolph.

But they missed out on exciting Portuguese wonderlkid Gedson Fernandes – to bitter rivals Tottenham no less.

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Randolph and bust?

And halfway through the window West Ham appear no closer to addressing any of their problem positions.

The likes of Claret & Hugh, which claims to have a top level source inside West Ham – believed to be co-owner David Sullivan himself, have suggested there will be little or no money for Moyes to spend this month.

That has been reflected in all West Ham’s transfer links so far with every deal being mentioned as a loan.

But Moyes insists he is looking to make signings.

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Moyes insists he is working on signings

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s game against Everton, Moyes said West Ham do have plans afoot.

 

“I think still trying to get the right ones (players) in is important, and we’ll try and do that,” Moyes told the press (whufc.com).

“We’re not necessarily close (to confirming anything) but we’re working on one or two things at the moment.

“If they’re right, then hopefully we’re able to do it.”

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Comments give Hammers hope but fans don’t want the likes of Allen

Moyes’s comments will give West Ham fans some hope.

But supporters do not want to see the likes of ageing Championship midfielder Joe Allen (Express) arrive.

Many fans have questioned the wisdom and motives behind the return of Randolph.

If the owners want to start building bridges with fans, showing some intent and ambition in this transfer window would be a good place to start.

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