West Ham co-owner David Gold says club is only focusing on top quality additions for Slaven Bilic

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West Ham United co-owner David Gold says everyone at the club is 'working their socks off' to sign some 'serious' players for Slaven Bilic this summer.

The Hammers are facing a marathon season both domestically in the Premier League and abroad in the Europa League for what is their last hurrah at their Boleyn Ground home after 112 years.

Midfield star Mark Noble recently pleaded with co-owners David Sullivan and Gold to provide new manager Bilic with 'as much ammunition as possible' to make it a fitting send off.

But speaking to West Ham's official website, Gold insists the club won't be rushed into signings for the sake of it.

"Our people are working their socks off to ensure we bring the best quality players to the club," he told whufc.com.

"It is not just about numbers but we want quality and people who will make a difference to our football club.

"We want to bring in serious players to strengthen the squad and I am confident that the squad will be stronger than the one we had last season."

True to their word so far

To be fair to Gold and his fellow co-owner David Sullivan, they pledged to 'invest significantly' in the squad before appointing Bilic and so far they have been true to their word.

The Hammers have already signed goalkeeper Darren Randolph and midfielders Dimitri Payet and Pedro Obiang to add to left back Stephen Hendrie - who was signed in January but only officially joined the club on July 1st.

It seems the transfer activity is about to gather pace too with a new centre back jetting in on for a medical on Thursday as revealed by Sullivan's son Jack on Twitter.

The business is not finished there

The east Londoners have been one of the biggest movers and shakers this summer and with deals for last season's loan stars Alex Song and Carl Jenkinson also in the offing, per the Daily Mirror, Bilic will not only have plenty of options but also no excuses.

With a 38-game Premier League season, the FA and League Cup competitions and the potential to play as many as 23 extra games in the Europa League, West Ham know they need a big squad.

Injuries have hampered the club's progress at key stages in the last two seasons.

In 2013/14 it meant a worrying, albeit relatively brief battle to avoid relegation and last season saw the club drop from fourth at Christmas to a finish of 12th with just three wins in 2015.

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