A top source inside West Ham has given a two-word answer when pressed on deadline day signings as the clock ticks down.

Deadline day is now almost upon us and all eyes are on whether West Ham can put the finishing touches to an excellent summer transfer window.

Up to now, the way West Ham have spent the money raised from the sales of Declan Rice, Gianluca Scamacca and Nikola Vlasic has been hugely impressive.

As things stand most Hammers fans would rate the window at around 7 or 8/10.

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Can West Ham make 8/10 window a 10/10?

West Ham have signed Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Mohammed Kudus for a total of around £122m with Jesse Lingard likely to follow on a free.

But can West Ham make it a 9 or 10/10 window by signing a striker and/or another player in the next 24 hours or so?

West Ham’s focus since signing Kudus has been on bringing in a striker.

Technical director Tim Steidten has been in Brazil for talks with – among others – Yuri Alberto of Corinthians. That deal is now off according to the likes of Dharmesh Sheth.

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Top source inside West Ham gives two-word answer when pressed on deadline day signings as clock ticks down

Steidten is reported to have landed back in the UK today as speculation intensifies that West Ham are trying to sign PSG outcast Hugo Ekitike and Filip Kostic – who snubbed the Hammers for Juventus last summer.

A smirking David Moyes did the usual transfer dance when asked directly about those two players in his press conference on Thursday.

So can West Ham fans get their hopes up ahead of a busy Friday, which will also see the club discover their Europa League group stage opponents and play Luton for the chance to reclaim top spot in the Premier League.

Hammers News asked a key senior source whether the club was hopeful of any further incomings.

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Hammers still very much active but chances delicately poised

The top source inside West Ham gave a two-word answer when pressed on deadline day signings as the clock ticks down.

“Fifty-fifty,” was the intriguing response of the extremely busy source when asked by Hammers News whether there could be any more new arrivals before Friday’s 11pm cut off.

West Ham are still very much actively trying to make signings. But their chances are clearly delicately poised based on that response.

Get some sleep tonight West Ham fans. Because tomorrow promises to be a long, busy day.

And hopefully we will all be too excited to sleep come tomorrow night as we celebrate going top and snaring one or two more new signings. Then we can take heed of the legendary window words of our sadly departed former co-owner David Gold: ‘Don’t go to bed’.


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