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Three in and three out at West Ham claims The Guardian but that will still leave David Moyes short

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Three in and three out at West Ham claims The Guardian but that will still leave David Moyes short

There will be three in and three out at West Ham in what remains of the window claims The Guardian but that will still leave David Moyes short.

Well aware several departures – many of them long overdue – were on the horizon this summer, Moyes has been clear for many months that he faces a major test to rebuild and rejuvenate the Premier League’s second oldest squad.

Five very encouraging quality signings have arrived but at least another four or five are needed if West Ham do intend – as is being reported – to offload the likes of Issa Diop, Nikola Vlasic and Said Benrahma.

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Ahead of the lacklustre opening day defeat to Man City, Moyes made it clear – in an interview with The Evening Standard and his pre-match press conference – that he was not happy with the lack of depth in West Ham’s squad and insisted he needs more quality players.

Roy Keane says he believes Moyes is growing fed up with the club’s failure to get deals done for the players he wants.

West Ham fans want to see more incomings as the squad – which had just one centre-back and three goalkeepers in it against Man City – is already being exposed for a worrying lack of depth.

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There will be three in and three out at West Ham claims The Guardian but that will still leave Moyes short.

In a new report on the impending £15m sale of Diop to Fulham, The Guardian claims both Vlasic and Benrahma could follow him out of the West Ham exit door soon.

But despite the already shallow squad and possibility of the aforementioned triple departure, West Ham are only targeting three more signings to complete Moyes’ summer rebuild.

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“The money received for Diop will raise West Ham’s transfer budget,” The Guardian states.

“They still want a left-back, a centre-back and a midfielder, and are interested in Ibrahim Sangaré, but the Ivorian defensive midfielder has just signed a new deal at PSV Eindhoven.

“West Ham are also willing to listen to offers for Saïd Benrahma and Nikola Vlasic.

“Torino want Vlasic on loan but are reluctant to cover the Croatian’s wages.”

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One thing is for certain, if that is West Ham’s transfer plan then those three new arrivals will have to be serious top quality talent.

Especially if West Ham have any serious intentions of continuing to challenge for the top six.

Retired captain Mark Noble used his last ever press conference to publicly call on West Ham’s owners to back Moyes this summer because he had been operating three players short.

And that was before he and a host of others – soon to be followed by Diop, Vlasic and Benrahma it seems – left the club.

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