Four more deals West Ham could complete in early January

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We take a look at the deals West Ham United could push through in early 2015 following the signing of Doneil Henry.

Another transfer window means plenty of rumours and a few changes of personnel.  

West Ham United are currently impressing in the Premier League but one point from their last three games means they have slipped to seventh in the table.

Here we take a look at some of the players who could be signed to help maintain their early-season momentum as well as a potential permanent departure.

Islam Slimani to arrive

Considering the presence of Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia, do West Ham United really need another front-man?

Well, the simple fact is the Hammers will not want any regrets come May and Sam Allardyce will know some canny January business could be the difference between a European place and a mid-table finish that would not reflect the club’s outstanding form.

Recent reports claimed West Ham were negotiating for Islam Slimani having previously been linked with him the summer – a striker who has scored eight goals for Sporting Lisbon this season and would add even more quality to the London club’s formidable front-line.

Alex Song to sign permanently

Alex Song has been nothing short of sensational since his loan move from Barcelona and plenty of clubs will be ruing the missed opportunity that could be rectified with a summer bid.

For that reason West Ham will surely want to tie the player down to a permanent deal if at all possible and January could be the perfect time to do so.

Ravel Morrison to move on

Ravel Morrison’s time at Upton Park is coming to an end and it would be no surprise if he completed a permanent move away this month.

Reports claim that West Ham no longer want the player who is currently on loan at Cardiff City, but it remains to be seen if they will sell him or terminate his current as has been previously suggested.

Ismael H’Maidat to sign

Reports last month claimed West Ham had held positive talks with the representatives of Brescia midfielder Ismael H’Maidat.

The 19-year-old could be available on a free transfer and the highly-rated attacking player could be a savvy long-term investment.

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