Possible West Ham XI by the end of the transfer window

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

HITC Sport takes a speculative look at how West Ham United might line up after the January transfer window closes.

With the January transfer window now open for business, West Ham United are unsurprisingly looking to strengthen their side this month, as they look to turn around their uninspiring form this season. Needing to improve their attacking options, the Hammers have been linked with a number of players this month, and so HITC Sport has decided to take a look at what West Ham's starting XI might look like at the end of the window.

The New Signings

After being linked with a move to the London Stadium by Sky Sports, West Ham could reinforce their defence with the signing of Stoke City's Glen Johnson. The 32-year-old began his career with the Hammers before joining Chelsea in a £6m deal in July 2003, winning the Premier League and League Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Stoke City's Glen Johnson in action with Leicester City's Marc AlbrightonStoke City's Glen Johnson in action with Leicester City's Marc Albrighton

Sky Sports also reportdly recently that West Ham were attempting to sign Hull City winger, Robert Snodgrass. As well as adding extra width to Bilic's side, Snodgrass offers another option from a set piece as well as goals, with the Scotsman being famed for his ability to arrive late in the box for his current side. 

Hull City's Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring their first goalHull City's Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring

According to the Evening Standard, West Ham are also closing in on that all important signing of a striker, in the form of Brentford's Scott Hogan. The Evening Standard reports that the East London club have already had two bids of £10 million and £11.5 million rejected by Brentford, but are understood to have now improved their offer to £12.5m.

Brentford's Scott Hogan celebrates scoring their second goalBrentford's Scott Hogan

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