West Ham United are apparently not intending to sign a new right-back.
According to a report in the London Evening Standard, West Ham United have no interest in making additions to cover for the loss of Carl Jenkinson.
The right-back’s loan spell at Upton Park was cut short, after he damaged his knee ligaments playing for the Hammers against Manchester City.
Jenkinson had been West Ham’s second choice at right-back, with James Tomkins forcing his way into the starting line-up in recent weeks.
And Slaven Bilic is confident that he has enough quality in his squad to cover for Jenkinson’s injury.
The arrival of Sam Byram from Leeds United has helped to strengthen Bilic’s options on the right hand side of his defence, and the 22-year-old has convinced the Croatian that he has a role to play.
Byram impressed on his Premier League debut against City, and West Ham believe he is capable of starting at the top level.
As a result, all of the Hammers’ attempts will be focused on signing a new striker in January - with the London Evening Standard suggesting that Emmanuel Emenike is close to a move to Upton Park.