Report explains West Ham's January transfer plans after Lanzini injury blow

West Ham are allegedly not looking for major signings in January.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham aren't expected to splash the cash in January despite another injury blow, this time to Manuel Lanzini.

The Hammers made a host of summer signings, as Slaven Bilic landed the likes of Carl Jenkinson, Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang, Alex Song, Victor Moses, Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic to improve his squad.

However, Bilic has been hit with a remarkable run of injuries, with strikers Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho both ruled out until 2016, whilst his starting wingers and playmakers have also been hit with the injury curse.

Payet will be out until around March, whilst Lanzini faces six weeks out having suffered an injury in training before facing Manchester United, then Moses was taken off inured in the first half against United at Old Trafford, and could also miss six weeks of action.

With five top attackers out of the equation, things are about to get tough for manager Bilic, especially with the busy Christmas period on the horizon.

Yet, despite the injury crisis at Upton Park, The Mirror report that West Ham have no plans to make big January signings, as the Hammers hierarchy believe that they have the squad to cope with the absences.

The likes of Michail Antonio, Mauro Zarate and Nikica Jelavic are primed for bigger roles in the West Ham side due to the injury crisis, and all three will be hoping to prove that West Ham don't need to make any emergency signings next month, when the transfer window re-opens.

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