West Ham United transfer news: Fox, Buttner linked; Payet interest; Gold offers incentive

Charlton Athletic's Morgan Fox celebrates scoring their second goal

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First it was strikers, now it's left-backs who look to have climbed atop West Ham United's list of priorities following Aaron Cresswell's injury.

Wednesday's Hammers transfer news is dominated by a couple of names, following on from yesterday's link to Norwich City's Martin Olsson.

HITC Sport understands the club's interest in Charlton Athletic's Morgan Fox has been rekindled since the Cresswell news broke, with the 22-year-old's proposed move to Birmingham City stalling.

Charlton Athletic's Morgan Fox celebrates scoring their second goalCharlton Athletic's Morgan Fox

Meanwhile, the agent of former Manchester United man Alexander Buttner has told Fox Sports that an unnamed Premier League club are keen on his client's services.

West Ham are the implied suitors, with manager Slaven Bilic claimed to have wanted the Dutchman, currently of Dinamo Moscow, at former club Besiktas.

Alexander Buttner - Manchester UnitedEx-Manchester United man Alexander Buttner

The Irons' left-back problems could be the least of their worries, mind, with France Football reporting Manchester United have enquired over the signing of Dimitri Payet.

The report states the Red Devils are considering a £50.2 million bid for the Frenchman - which would be a club record sale - who cost around a fifth of that this time last year.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet looks dejectedWest Ham's Dimitri Payet

Back to incomings now though, with David Gold offering a bold incentive to targets who may be reluctant to make moves to east London.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, the West Ham co-chairman said: "It's hard to get those very, very top players to come to West Ham because they want Champions League and that means they're going to have to wait a year before they can play in the Champions League."

When quizzed on his claim by a reporter, he reiterated: "Only a year."

West Ham co chairman David GoldWest Ham co chairman David Gold

According to the London Evening Standard, Gold's line may have worked on Jonathan Calleri, whose loan move to the Olympic Stadium is to be imminently confirmed, it is claimed.

However, the publication adds he may need to pull it out again as he continues his search for a 'world-class' striker in addition to the Argentine..

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