Nobody should be fooled by West Ham’s 2-0 win over woeful Everton at the weekend.
But make no mistake, West Ham’s dismal form this season means they are in this relegation dogfight until the bitter end barring a miraculous winning run.
Danny Ings has been brought in this month and has instantly been hit by the West Ham curse by picking up an injury during his brief cameo against Everton.
The knee injury will reportedly keep Ings out for between two-four weeks.
West Ham were still looking for another striker despite the signing of Ings.
And having let Craig Dawson leave for Wolves, it would be a huge risk should the Hammers not bring in a replacement.
Well that is exactly what the club are planning to do it seems.
Because West Ham have multiple ‘active bids’ in for targets and want to sign two players claims a reporter close to the board.
In an update on 6foot2, board insider Sean Whetstone delivered a reassuring transfer update with just over a week before the window closes. And better still, West Ham are wisely keeping the names of their targets a closely-guarded secret.
“West Ham have a number of active bids for both a striker and a centre back 6foot2 understands,” Whetstone states.
“With Craig Dawson now gone to Wolves and Michail Antonio reportedly wanting a move David Moyes is looking to cover for both positions.
“Although no specific targets have been mentioned for fear of tipping off rival clubs 6foot2 have been told there are many balls in the air at the moment.”
Given that Kurt Zouma is injury-prone, Nayef Aguerd has suffered with injuries, Angelo Ogbonna is 34 and Thilo Kehrer seriously error-prone, West Ham simply must sign a new defender having allowed Dawson to leave.
In an ideal world new full-backs are needed on both sides. But another attacker should be a priority with Ings joining Gianluca Scamacca on the sidelines.