A Guardian journalist has issued a triple West Ham transfer update and made a concerning claim over the pursuit of Armando Broja.
West Ham need at least six or seven quality signings in this window as Moyes faces a sizeable rebuild following a number of departures.
The Hammers have made a very encouraging start to the window with around £40m spent on classy centre-back Nayef Aguerd and making Alphonse Areola’s move permanent.
A striker, central midfielder, left-back and attacking midfielder are also on the agenda for West Ham.
West Ham fans are in expectant mood this summer window and rightly so.
Hammers boss Moyes is too having vowed to ‘go bigger’ in the summer after being unable to sign any of the players he wanted in January.
Focus has now shifted to Moyes’ alleged prime striker target Broja, Jesse Lingard and Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma.
There has been the usual claim and counter claim about all three as is the way during the transfer window.
One generally reliable source for West Ham information is The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg.
And The Guardian journalist has issued a triple West Ham transfer update and made a concerning claim over the Broja pursuit.
Steinberg claims West Ham are now seriously pushing to finally try and sign Lingard after the well-publicised issues with the potential Danjuma deal.
The Guardian journalist has revealed more detail on the Danjuma deal claiming Villarreal are frustrated with Moyes because they are very keen to offload the “hybrid striker” to bolster their own hope of making a signing.
And there is a concerning update on Broja, with Steinberg claiming there are now several clubs in for the Albanian.
“West Ham are stepping up efforts to sign Jesse Lingard after their move for Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma ran into difficulties,” The Guardian reports.
“The club have held talks with Villarreal about Danjuma, with €40m (£34.5m) plus add-ons potentially enough to land the Dutch winger, but the deal is now in doubt. West Ham have not agreed personal terms with the 25-year-old and various complications mean they are ready to move on to other attacking targets.
“That could draw a frustrated reaction from Villarreal, who could use the funds from selling Danjuma to pursue the Almería forward Umar Sadiq. But David Moyes, West Ham’s manager, is increasingly minded to look elsewhere and is keen to bring Lingard back to the London Stadium.
“Moyes is pushing to sign him (Lingard) but other clubs are interested in the attacking midfielder and West Ham could need the 29-year-old to lower his wage demands.
“Moyes wants to improve his attacking options and is keen to bring in a striker. He has looked at Chelsea’s Armando Broja, but West Ham are yet to make an offer for the 20-year-old. Broja, who has interest from elsewhere, could be given a chance to impress Thomas Tuchel in pre-season before Chelsea decide on his future.”