Reports: Bilic to hold talks over his future today, West Ham's January transfer plans disclosed

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic before the match

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is reportedly set for talks over his future today.

According to The Mirror, West Ham United will hold crisis talks with manager Slaven Bilic today – and the Daily Star claim that they are edging towards keeping him in charge, and are looking towards January for reinforcements.

The Hammers were swept aside by Arsenal on Saturday evening, as the Gunners ran riot at the London Stadium with a 5-1 victory, partly thanks to a hat-trick from Alexis Sanchez.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic before the matchWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic before the match

West Ham's eighth defeat of the season from just 14 games has left them hovering precariously above the relegation zone, and the numbers don't look good for manager Slaven Bilic.

The Croatian has claimed just three league wins this season, whilst his defence has conceded a staggering 29 goals in 14 games – the second highest in the league – and they sit just one point outside the relegation zone and three points ahead of bottom club Swansea City.

West Ham co chairmans David Sullivan and David Gold before the matchWest Ham co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold

West Ham have become mired in a battle against the drop, and some fans think it's time for manager Bilic to go, despite him leading the club to a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League last season.

The Mirror now report that West Ham's board will hold crisis talks with manager Bilic as they weigh up how to get the club out of the current slump, with changes to the coaching staff being suggested.

West Ham United's Winston Reid looks dejected after Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scores their fifth goal to complete his hat trickWest Ham United's Winston Reid looks dejected

Meanwhile, the Daily Star report that West Ham are edging towards sticking with Bilic and giving him a chance to turn things around, with one eye on the January transfer window too, as their plans for next month were included in the report.

It's claimed that money will be made available to bring in a new defender and a new striker to aid the Hammers at both ends of the pitch, but if Bilic wants big signings, he may have to sell first, with loan deals seemingly more likely right now.

With key games against Burnley and Hull City coming up, Bilic needs to pick up points to keep his job heading into 2017, with West Ham fans and staff seemingly worried with the direction the club is heading in.

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