West Ham United are hoping to sign three players before the window closes and David Moyes has NOT given up on Burnley’s James Tarkowski.
That’s according to a senior club insider speaking to West Ham website Claret & Hugh.
Moyes has cut a frustrated figure this summer after West Ham missed out on a host of reported targets.
The Hammers are the only club in the Premier League not to have signed a new player this window.
Their rivals have been splashing the cash with Prem clubs taking spending over the £1 billion mark.
West Ham left trailing in transfer market
Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold infuriated West Ham supporters by selling young star Grady Diangana.
Fans warned the club would live to regret that decision. And they already are having watched Grady score one of the goals of the season so far in West Brom’s defeat to Everton.
West Ham have been chasing Burnley James Tarkowski since selling Diangana.
Moyes gave Hammers fans a glimmer of hope when he suggested he could have some new arrivals by the end of this week (whufc.com).
And that has now been corroborated by a ‘senior insider’ according to Claret & Hugh.
Insider claims West Ham want trio and Moyes hasn’t given up on Tarkowski
Many reports doing the rounds yesterday claimed West Ham had given up on Tarkowski.
But Claret & Hugh claim the Hammers insider told them Moyes is still hopeful of signing the England defender as well as two others he has ‘active bids’ out for.
“West Ham have three bids in for different players as the transfer window deadline draws closer a senior club insider has revealed,” Claret & Hugh claim.
“One of those bids is thought to be James Tarkowski who Moyes hasn’t given up hope of signing in a £35m deal with Burnley.
“Although the club are being tight lipped on the actual names the other two bids are also thought to be defenders.”
Hammers linked with a host of defenders but Moyes wants more
West Ham have also been linked with Monaco fullback Djibril Sidibe (90 Min), Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri (Independent), Arsenal’s Calum Chambers (Telegraph), Danny Rose (Le10Sport) and Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu (Corriere di Bologna).
The Hammers certainly need defensive reinforcements.
But they also need midfielders and a striker too.
And Moyes has admitted he faces frustration in his attempts to strengthen all the positions he wants to (Evening Standard).
Whether Sullivan and Gold come through in West Ham’s hour of need remains to be seen.