West Ham are on course to have a much improved squad ahead of our next match against Bournemouth in 9 days time.

It is expected to be a huge welcome boost to David Moyes and all connected with the club, following a somewhat crisis in recent weeks with many key players out due to injury and international commitments.

Firstly the club welcomed back Jarrod Bowen at the weekend, in our draw with Sheffield United, with the England forward coming through a full game which was a welcome sight.

On top of this, despite missing the game on Sunday, Edson Alvarez is understood to have suffered a minor injury and is expected to return against the Cherries.

The club are also on course (although not confirmed as yet) to welcome back Mohammed Kudus earlier than expected, due to Ghana’s likely elimination from the AFCON. If confirmed, then he is expected to be available also – pending no injuries.

Furthermore, the club are close to securing the loan signing of Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City – who could also be available to make his West Ham debut.

Then there is Lucas Paqueta, who at this stage is unknown, but it is hoped he may have an outside chance of being available.

“The fact that Ghana could be eliminated at the first stage of the AFCON is a real blessing for the club,” said our club insider ExWHUEmployee. “Getting Kudus back as soon as possible means he will be available (injury permitting) to feature against Bournemouth.

“There is also the strong possibility that Kalvin Phillips will be signed too to really boost the midfield. There is a slim outside chance that Antonio and Paqueta may also be close to a return. I cannot wait to have them all back and hopefully continue our great league season.”