West Ham are continuing to rebuild the squad ahead of the new season, with ExWHUEmployee providing an update.

As had been reported previously, it’s understood that a deal for Sheffield United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham is very close to being concluded, with ExWHUemployee advising this should be announced at the beginning of July once his current deal with the Blades expires.

Our Podcast co-host and club insider has since provided a further update on Patreon earlier this week on other potential targets for Julen Lopetegui and Tim Steidten this summer, with the club looking to strengthen across various positions.

One particular area of focus for the club is a new striker this season, as although Michail Antonio is highly admired by the new Head Coach, it’s apparent it’s a department that needs attention, especially with Antonio’s age and injury record over the years.

“We want to sign a new forward and there are plenty of options on that plate. Serhou Guirassy has always been a top target but it appears the likes of Dortmund and Manchester United are in the mix which makes that transfer unlikely. Youssef En-Nesyri is also someone the manager especially likes and Spurs are said to provide some competition.

“Samu Omorodion of Atletico Madrid is also someone that we admire too. The price we have been quoted however is said to put us off and other clubs like Napoli are also in the mix. It is thought they want €35m plus for a player who hasn’t shown his true ability yet although recent comments about changing his agent has suggested he could be trying to make this deal happen.

“Victor Boniface of Leverkusen is another player who has been scouted in the past too. We also like Thijs Dallinga, a Dutch forward at Toulouse and Kévin Denkey of Cercle Brugge in Belgium.”

There are also other forward targets that I have talked about in previous updates. The club will look to narrow down from this list.

Ex will be keeping fans up to date on all transfer news as it develops on The West Ham Way Patreon.