A Daily Mail journalist has made a big claim on what David Moyes has told him about two West Ham transfer deals being reported.

The transfer window is open and don’t we know it. West Ham are already being linked with a plethora of players from all corners of the globe.

It is no secret the Hammers are looking to do business this month as Moyes has admitted as much on several occasions himself.

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West Ham need reinforcements with fans expecting moves for a forward and defender at the very least.


Two players being heavily linked with West Ham over the last couple of days are Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa and Wolves winger Adama Traore.

Sky Sports claims West Ham have ‘held talks’ over signing Brazilian Barbosa.

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And the likes of Football365 claim West Ham are ready to provide stiff competition in the race to sign Traore from Wolves.

But last night Daily Mail journalist Simon Jones made a big claim on what Moyes has told him about the two reported West Ham transfer deals for Barbosa and Traore.

Jones claims Moyes has ruled out signing either player but does still intend on strengthening West Ham this month.

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Journalist makes big claim on what David Moyes has told him about two West Ham transfer deals

“West Ham manager David Moyes has ruled out moves for Gabriel Barbosa of Flamengo and Adama Traore of Wolves,” Jones said in his Daily Mail article.

“Moyes wants a forward and a left back plus a centre back this month if possible but fears it will be difficult to get the level of player he wants.

“The West Ham manager is determined to maintain the work ethic and balance in his squad which means he is less willing to pursue stop gaps or players who do not fulfil the full profile that he wants.”

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There is plenty of time left in the January window for Moyes to get deals done.

But West Ham fans were hoping the club might be able to tie up deals early on so that the new players would be at Moyes’s disposal for crucial fixtures this month as the Hammers push for a top four spot.

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