The relegation battle West Ham and Everton find themselves at the very heart off may be settled in the transfer window as well as on the pitch.
There is not much between the bottom seven or eight teams as West Ham prepare to entertain Everton in a huge six-pointer at the London Stadium on Saturday.
The latest is that Everton failed with a move for Aston Villa striker Ings, only for West Ham to announce his capture on Friday lunchtime.
It is a done deal as Ings signs but West Ham must await confirmation from the Premier League over his availability for Everton.
West Ham have now officially announced the signing of the 30-year-old.
And the Hammers insist while they got all the necessary paperwork to the Premier League before the 12pm deadline, they must await confirmation that the forward has the all clear to be in the squad to face Everton.
“West Ham United are delighted to announce the signing of proven Premier League striker Danny Ings,” the Hammers announced on the club’s official website on Friday lunchtime.
“Ings, a senior England international, has joined the Hammers from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee until the summer of 2025.
“All paperwork was submitted ahead of the midday deadline for the player to be eligible for tomorrow’s Premier League fixture against Everton at London Stadium and the Club expects it will receive formal confirmation this afternoon.”