Hammers insider says there is still hope as West Ham vow to push for big striker deal with six days left until the window slams shut.
For many West Ham fans the last week of the transfer window feels like groundhog day.
But after landing some big signings on deadline day under David Moyes – including Nikola Vlasic and Alex Kral in the summer window – there is still hope the Hammers will get the signings the manager wants and needs.
Some West Ham supporters are growing increasingly frustrated by the lack of signings thus far, particularly the failure – as yet – to land the much-needed striker Moyes has wanted for two years.
Depressing updates from several sources have claimed the club is only looking at loans.
And insiders Claret and Hugh – who have direct links to the Hammers hierarchy – claimed yesterday the prospects of making signings are dwindling.
Insider says there is still hope as West Ham vow to push for big striker deal
But Claret and Hugh insist there is still hope as West Ham vow to push for a big striker deal before the window closes on Monday.
“We have been given no names and positions but David Moyes made it clear at the weekend there were chances of a striker arriving,” Claret and Hugh state.
“That no longer appears to be on the cards as is the case with a central defender.
“However, our insider made it clear that the club would be continue to push for a deal on one player in particular and it’s a case of fingers crossed in the meantime.”
Three strikers heavily linked with West Ham of late are Chelsea starlet Armando Broja, Blackburn’s Ben Brereton-Diaz and Basel’s Arthur Cabral.
As reported by Hammers News this morning, any hopes of signing Brereton-Diaz have become seriously complicated.
And as we brought you yesterday, the Chelsea Chronicle’s Blues expert Nathaniel Kay reckons there is a ‘strong possibility’ Broja could be sold to West Ham.
Any move for Cabral looks dead, though, as he looks set to replace Dusan Vlahovic at Fiorentina amid the Serbian star’s imminent £60m transfer to Juventus.