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Manuel Pellegrini change of heart as report claims West Ham want Champions League defender Hasan Ali Kaldirim

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini appears to have had a change of heart over his summer transfer plans.

West Ham are believed to be keen to recruit at least six or seven new signings.

Two strikers, two midfielders, a defender, a full-back and back-up goalkeepers were the key targets.

Pellegrini has wasted little time sorting his goalkeeper situation.

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Focus on left-back after goalkeeper situation resolved

Experienced duo Roberto and David Martin have come in to replace Adrian and promising youngster Nathan Trott who will sent out on loan.

Several reports recently claimed West Ham would listen to offers for left-back Aaron Cresswell.

On The West Ham Way podcast on Phoenix FM (Wednesday 22nd May), reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee told listeners that Everton and one other northern team were after Cresswell.

But ExWHUemployee has since claimed the Hammers are now likely to keep both him and Arthur Masuaku.

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Pellegrini change of heart as he fancies Turkish delight?

It appears Pellegrini may have had a change of heart, though.

That’s if a new report from the BBC is to be believed.

The report claims West Ham have spoken to the agent of Fenerbache captain and Turkey international Hasan Ali Kaldirim.

Pellegrini’s £30 million transfer budget has been boosted by over £10million with the sales of Edimilson Fernandes and Lucas Perez.

And the Hammers would only have to pay £4.4m for Kaldirim, who has 30 caps for Turkey.

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Player is keen, Hammers could have all three

The BBC report also claims the left-back is keen on the move.

If accurate it would suggest Pellegrini has had a change of heart over keeping Cresswell and Masuaku as his left-back options.

That is of course unless the West Ham boss wants to use Masuaku as an option to play on the wing instead.

In that case he may yet keep both players and sign Kaldirim, who turns 30 next season.

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