West Ham boss David Moyes has told Football London the club is “edging towards” much-needed additions to the squad.
Speaking to the media ahead of his side’s meeting with Arsenal on Saturday evening, the Scotsman said: “We’re edging towards (new arrivals). We have a couple of offers in for different players so I hope we might have some news next week.”
The Hammers have yet to bring a new face to the London Stadium this window and, with only a few weeks until the transfer deadline on 5 October, West Ham desperately need to get some new faces in to kick-start their campaign.
Moyes specifically said he was looking for reinforcements in defence, having lost the likes of Winston Reid, Jeremy Ngakia and Pablo Zabaleta.
“We have got an imbalance,” the former Manchester United manager said. “We have a lot of wide players but (fewer) defenders to choose from.
“We’ve lost Ngakia, Zabaleta, Reid as well so we are short there. We have tried to bring defenders in but I always have the option of playing Declan Rice (in defence).”
According to Sky Sports, West Ham have had three bids rejected for Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski, with £31 million reportedly the highest of them.
The same report states there is a £50 million release clause in the former Brentford man’s contract at Turf Moor.
To make matters worse, their Premier League campaign got off to the worst possible start with a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Newcastle on home soil.
Fresh faces before the deadline will be key for the Hammers if their squad, as well as morale around the London Stadium, is to improve.