The transfer rumour mill is whirring as West Ham United enter deadline day reportedly in search of three signings.
Only back-up goalkeeper Darren Randolph and midfielder Tomas Soucek have arrived so far.
David Moyes is desperate for new recruits and more firepower. That means co-owner David Sullivan – who is leading recruitment again after the departure of director of football Mario Husillos – could be set for a busy day.
West Ham need all the help they can get. The Hammers are only outside the bottom three on goal difference.
And they face a relegation six-pointer against Brighton on Saturday.
Midday cut off to face Brighton as Moyes ‘targets three’
Any new arrivals will have to be signed and sealed before midday today (Friday) to be eligible to face Brighton.
That seems unlikely for West Ham. But the club is hoping to secure THREE new players before the window slams shut at 11pm.
That’s according to The Mirror which claims West Ham want a striker, midfielder and right-back today.
“Now the club are working tirelessly in a bid to recruit another striker, a midfielder and a right-back before the 11pm deadline with David Moyes’ sights firmly fixed on Salzburg star Rasmus Kristensen,” The Mirror reports.
In another Mirror story, former striker Marko Arnautovic was said to have been open to a West Ham return on deadline day.
And The Mirror claims the Hammers were open to the idea.
But the report says the Coronavirus sweeping China – which has grounded all planes – has put paid to that controversial deal getting off the ground.
West Ham do have other irons in the fire, though, according to reports overnight.
West Ham goin’ for Bowen?
The Hammers are believed to have made a move for Hull City striker Jarrod Bowen (The Sun).
West Ham face competition from Crystal Palace.
But The Sun reports that the Hammers are in the box seat if Hull do decide to let the prolific young forward leave.
In terms of outgoings West Ham will be pushing to offload flop Carlos Sanchez before the close of the window, as previously reported by Football Insider.