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Report claims West Ham have 'lodged bid' with Genk for giant midfielder Sander Berge

West Ham United are desperate to make some much-needed signings this month but time is running out.

The Hammers are short at right-back, in midfield and in attack. As a result West Ham have been linked with a host of players.

But so far David Moyes has only been able to add back-up goalkeeper Darren Randolph to his ranks.

Midfield is the club’s next priority, particularly after Moyes missed out to Tottenham for Gedson Fernandes.

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Fans concerned over lack of transfer activity

West Ham fans have been concerned by the club’s lack of transfer activity this month and indeed over the two previous windows.

Bleacher Report claimed last month that West Ham were leading the race for the £20 million-rated 21-year-old who was lauded by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (Daily Mail).

Things have gone quiet since, though. And West Ham’s apparent preference for loan deals has left fans pessimistic over their chances of landing someone like Berge.

So supporters will be encouraged by a new report from Football Insider which claims the Hammers have ‘lodged a bid’ with Genk for 6ft 5in midfielder Sander Berge.

West Ham have just over 10 days left to get new signings in the door.

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Hammers have ‘lodged bid’ for midfield giant Berge

But Football Insider claims a West Ham source told them they are confident of doing just that with a bid in with Genk for their star young midfield powerhouse.

“Any more deals are set to come later in the window when selling clubs make final decisions on whether to let their players go and at what price,” Football Insider states.

“Following the departure of former director of football Mario Husillos, West Ham’s recruitment for this window is being spearheaded once again by co-owner David Sullivan.

“He is working with various favoured agents on negotiations for multiple targets, with bids in for the likes of Stoke City’s Joe Allen and Genk’s Sander Berge.”

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Young star praised by Klopp would be a £20m bargain

Cynical West Ham fans will suggest they know which of those two midfielders the club are more likely to end up signing.

But if Sullivan and fellow co-owner David Gold can start to show some ambition, £20 million for Berge would be an absolute steal.

The young Norwegian could easily be worth three times that amount in just a few years time.

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