West Ham United plot move for Premier League outcast

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West Ham United could have their work cut out this season.

David Moyes' side managed to avoid the drop last term after a decent run of form following the return of Premier League action after lockdown.

That saw them secure their top flight status before the final game of the season - something that they'll be looking to improve on this term.

Unfortunately the feeling isn't all that good in east London right now.

The Hammers have only completed one deal so far this summer and that's for former loan star Tomas Soucek who joined on a permanent basis.

Other than that, it's been a tale of outgoing.

Albian Ajeti and Jordan Hugill both left the club, while Grady Diangana followed them out of the exit door in controversial fashion.

The starlet was regarded by many as the future of the club, and so the decision to offload him to West Brom - a potential relegation rival - did not go down well with players and fans alike.

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That has meant that worries are starting to emerge around the London Stadium - particularly after their 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United in their Premier League opener.

But according to reports the Hammers may finally be targeting a new addition.

The Daily Mail have claimed that Moyes is looking at a potential deal for Emerson Palmieri.

The Chelsea full-back looks set to leave west London following the arrival of Ben Chilwell earlier this summer.

Whether they can get a deal done, however, is very much up for debate.

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GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This could be the sort of signing that West Ham United supporters need to see.

Fans are far from happy at the moment as the club gear up for what could be an incredibly difficult season.

Losing a player like Grady Diangana was a big blow, and in truth it sent the completely wrong message to the fans.

What the Hammers need is to strengthen their squad, and a move for Emerson Palmieri could be just what's needed.

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Valued at £21.6million by Transfermarkt, the full-back has seven caps for Italy and is a player who would certainly strengthen David Moyes' side.

Whether they can strike a deal remains to be seen, but supporters would love nothing more than to see their club show some ambition this season.

If they don't, there's a real worry that they could be relegated as the competition to avoid the drops looks set to kick up another level this term.

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