A select round-up of the latest West Ham United transfer news...
West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has suggested to ClaretandHugh that the East London club are unlikely to make any more additions to the first-team playing squad this summer.
“You never know, but we are probably 90 per cent done,” the West Ham co-chairman told ClaretandHugh. “Last minute buys are usually bad buys.”
The Hammers have been fairly busy strengthening their squad this summer, bringing in the likes of Sofiane Feghouli, Ashley Fletcher, Gokhan Tore and Andre Ayew in a big-money move from Swansea City.
Still, while West Ham are seemingly done for incomings, there is still time for one or two to potentially leave before the transfer deadline and striker Andy Carroll is the latest to be linked with a move away.
Sky Sports claim Crystal Palace have emerged as suitors as the Eagles consider the England international as an ideal alternative to Christian Benteke following their struggles to land the Liverpool man.
Benteke appears to be at the top of Palace’s wish-list, yet a failure to find an agreement over a fee has so far proven to be the major stumbling block in the Belgian’s switch to South London.
After a lengthy spell on the side-lines, Carroll hit some real form towards the end of last season - including a hattrick against Arsenal in a 3-3 draw - and it's suggested West Ham would be reluctant to sell.
With little other transfer news floating around East London, immediate attentions now turn to the Premier League where Slaven Bilic’s men get their campaign underway at Chelsea on Monday evening.
“If I was a betting man, I would put my money on City, I think,” he responded.
Cresswell is expected to be out of action for up to six months after picking up an injury during pre-season, leaving West Ham to compete in both the league and Europa League somewhat light in the fullback area.