West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his press conference that he does not expect any more signings today, Football London reports.

The Hammers have signed Albian Ajeti today. But the 22-year-old Swiss striker is likely to be the only signing on deadline day. Despite the fans calling for a new defensive midfielder, Pellegrini has revealed that there will probably be no further additions before the 5 PM deadline.

Manuel Pellegrini on new signings

Pellegrini has confirmed he is happy with the addition of Ajeti and added that his squad is now complete. With quotes via Football London, the Hammers boss said: “I have completed the squad the way I wanted, I have two players in each position. We did what we needed to do.”

Defensive midfield: Still a problem

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West Ham have once again failed to address the defensive midfield problem. Declan Rice operates in that role but he needs a player to compete with him and provide cover.

Currently, Carlos Sanchez is the man doing that job. But the Colombian has passed his peak, he spent most of last season injured and he failed to impress in pre-season.

West Ham fans hoped to have a new signing in before today’s deadline. But it looks like the Hammers will enter the new season with Sanchez as the back-up, judging by Pellegrini’s comments.

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