West Ham insider with direct links to the club’s hierarchy have delivered a major update on David Moyes’s January transfer plans.

There has been much talk of late about what Moyes needs in the January transfer window to get West Ham firing again.

For anyone watching the draw at Burnley and defeat to Arsenal last night it is clear new signings are vital if the Hammers want to seriously challenge.

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As we reported earlier, Moyes sent West Ham co-owners Daniel Kretinsky, David Sullivan and co a clear January transfer message last night but had not yet settled on his prime targets.

Well now according to West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh, Moyes has reportedly whittled his defensive targets down to two players, Liverpool’s Nat Phillips and Burnley’s James Tarkowski.

As Hammers News reported this morning, Phillips has responded to speculation linking him with a move to West Ham saying he would welcome a the move and feels it is time to leave Liverpool.

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West Ham insider delivers major update on David Moyes’s January transfer plans

“David Moyes is definitely looking at both James Tarkowski and Nat Phillips with the Liverpool 24 year old now the bigger favourite of  becoming a Hammer,” Claret and Hugh claim,

“Although Moyes has not yet submitted list of his winter targets to the board he has mentioned both to backroom staff and Phillips looks the more appealing option at around £10 million.”

It is a relief to hear Moyes is firming up his January plans with the window just two weeks away.

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Both Tarkowski and Phillips are quality defenders. And at this stage either player would seriously help West Ham with Angelo Ogbonna out for the season and Kurt Zouma for between six to 12 weeks.

Goodness knows this over-achieving West Ham squad could do with some help.

Let’s hope West Ham get their house in order and the arrival of Kretinsky’s added financial clout helps the club get deals done early in the window rather than wait until the last knockings.

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The other glaringly obvious necessity that also needs to be addressed is another forward option.

Jesse Lingard would clearly be Moyes’s preferred choice to act as a second striker when needed.

And there is no hiding from the fact the Hammers have sorely missed Lingard’s pace, quality and attacking incision this season, particularly against so-called lesser teams who sit off against West Ham.

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