As we now enter the final few days of a thus far quiet January transfer window for West Ham, we are expecting a busy period with David Moyes expected to add to the squad.
Our ever reliable ITK ExWHUemployee last night provided a much needed update to clarify the noises in the press to advise the goings on at the club surrounding potential transfers.
Ex has confirmed the reports that West Ham have made a move for the Leeds forward as true. The bid however was swiftly rejected by Leeds who do not want to lose their star man.
The situation could change but at this stage it is not looking likely. It’s also worth noting Leeds are trying to get the player on a new long term deal.
Talks have intensified for the defenders signature with West Ham seeking a loan to buy arrangement. These talks have continued today in the hope that a compromise can be reached.
Marseille do have financial problems so they are eager to get a permanent deal reached and cash in for the Croatian.
There has been plenty of talk in the press of West Ham making a £50m bid for a striker. We can confirm this was not for Dominic Calvert-Lewin as reported by some.
There are a number of forwards the club are keen on at present, with Patrik Schick, Youssef En-Nesyri, Jonathan David, Bamba Ding and Hugo
Ekitike in particular on the list.
On the back of stalled talks between Newcastle and Manchester United, West Ham are attempting to now reach a deal. However, as previously reported they are reluctant to negotiate with West Ham as a top 4 rival, and there are issues to be resolved direct with the player.
The defender has told Liverpool he wants to leave and the asking price is believed to be £14m. He’s a target and also his dad has a close relationship with David Moyes.
The club are currently weighing this up alongside other targets.
Kostic of Eintracht Frankfurt is a player we are keen on, with the club monitoring his situation although Spurs are known to be interested also.
The rumours of Newcastle being keen on signing the Frenchman are true, however with no replacement yet in place the move cannot be sanctioned. This could change if a centre back signing is made.
Despite many reports claiming the former Hammers striker was set to rejoin and had been training with the club, this was rubbished by Ex as speculation.
This was then confirmed yesterday when Carroll signed a contract with West Bromwich Albion.
As revealed exclusively by Ex weeks ago, the West Ham goalkeeper has left the club on loan as it was confirmed officially that he has joined St Patrick’s Athletic.