Insider says West Ham are eyeing a big but very unusual signing in the January transfer window which may puzzle some fans.

Tomorrow there will be 12 days left of the January transfer window and West Ham are yet to do any business.

David Moyes has publicly admitted he wants a defender and a forward this month.

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And anyone watching the 3-2 defeat to Leeds last time out will understand why.

With so much to play for in the second half of the season many Hammers supporters are frustrated at the lack of arrivals so far.

Most fans recognised the team is punching above its weight. But West Ham are in the top four hunt once again and it could be argued the failure to act early on in the window has already cost West Ham with crucial points dropped at home to a struggling club like Leeds.

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Fingers have been pointed in the direction of the board for the lack of any signings. But Moyes insists he has the backing of the West Ham board to bring in players.

If and when he does, though, it may not be in the positions supporters expect.

That’s according to insiders Claret and Hugh who state that West Ham are eyeing one big but very unusual signing in January transfer window.

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Insider says West Ham are eyeing big but very unusual signing in January transfer window

Unusual in that the signing is neither a defender or striker claim Claret and Hugh, who have direct links to the Hammers board.

“Moyes has failed to agree on any of the options he has had put before him although we have been told “there is a the possibility of one big signing but not necessarily really a position we need”,” states Claret and Hugh.

“The secrecy surrounding West Ham transfer dealings under Moyes continue to fascinate but our key insider’s revelation that we may be signing a player for a position where we are ok is odd given the circumstances.”

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If the supposed big signing is not a striker or defender then could it be a hint towards one final push for Jesse Lingard?

Fans are growing sick of that particular saga.

But Moyes did suggest recently he could look to sign an attacking midfielder in the Lingard mould this month who could be used as a forward or to change the “dynamic” of West Ham’s attack.

Or perhaps it could be Marseille defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara with the Hammers said to be leading the chase for a potential bargain (Corriere dello Sport print edition January 13th, page 19).

We’ll find out soon enough.

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