Report: West Ham poised to appoint Slaven Bilic, will immediately target signings

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West Ham will reportedly seal the appointment of Slaven Bilic this week.

According to the Daily Star, West Ham will appoint Slaven Bilic as their new manager this week - and want him to get straight into targeting new signings.

The Hammers won just three Premier League games in 2015, and immediately following the 2-0 loss to Newcastle United on the final day of the season last month, manager Sam Allardyce left the club after his contract expired.

Now, with the move to the Olympic Stadium just a year away, West Ham will be looking to make a big appointment for their final season at Upton Park.

The Daily Star believe that a new manager could be appointed this week, with former Hammers defender Slaven Bilic allegedly set for a return to the club having played as a defender for West Ham during the 1990's.

The Croatian, 46, has recently left his post as Besiktas boss so would require no compensation fee, whilst his affinity with the club may come in handy.

The report also states that West Ham want Bilic in quickly so he can immediately start to work on bringing in new signings, with West Ham requiring a number of additions.

Who could Bilic target?

It would be interesting to see whether Bilic would look to bring any Besiktas players to Upton Park with him, such as ex-West Ham striker Demba Ba or former Chelsea winger Gokhan Tore, whilst he also signed Croatian defender Vedran Corluka during his time as Lokomotiv Moscow manager - and a return to London for the ex-Tottenham man could be appealing.

Striker Dame N'Doye - currently of Hull City - was signed by Bilic at Lokomotiv too, and could be available after Hull's relegation to the Championship, with West Ham needing to bolster their striking options.

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