West Ham transfer round-up: youngster looks set for first-team role; interest in striker target re-ignited; another left-back signing on the horizon?

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A select round-up of the latest West Ham United news...

West Ham's Reece OxfordWest Ham's Reece Oxford

First up is news that will please Hammers fans with The Sun reporting that talented youngster Reece Oxford is set to stay at the club with Slaven Bilic ready to offer the 17-year-old a key first-team role.

The newspaper report that Oxford will be given increased responsibility following the sale of James Tomkins to Crystal Palace.

In less exciting news, West Ham co-chairman David Gold seems to have offered a hint that the Hammers transfer business is complete, by telling the club's official website that he believes his side have enjoyed a 'near perfect' transfer window.

Chelsea's John Terry in action with West Ham United's Andre AyewChelsea's John Terry in action with West Ham United's Andre Ayew

Bilic has brought in the likes of Sofia Feghouli, Arthur Masuaku and Andre Ayew and Gold believes the Croatian deserves credit for the players he has managed to bring into the club:

"It has been a long summer but I think the business we have done overall has been incredible and I have to pay tribute to David Sullivan, Slaven Bilic, Tony Henry and Andrew Pincher for all the hard work they have put in to ensure we have had a near perfect window."

Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejectedWest Ham have reportedly reignited their interest in Liverpool's Christian Benteke

The Daily Mail, however, claim that the Hammers are set to rekindle their interest in Liverpool striker christian Benteke in a bid to bolster their attacking options.

And finally, the Evening Standard claim that West Ham are close to singing Palermo left-back Achraf Lazaar for a fee believed to be in the region of £2.5 million.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesAchraf Lazaar in action for Palermo

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