West Ham: Moyes targeting 'high calibre player' at London Stadium

West Ham manager David Moyes looking disappointed

West Ham manager David Moyes might not have as much money to spend as he thought, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

The Hammers manager has already added two players to his squad and will be hoping to continue strengthening with the new season under five weeks away.

What business have West Ham already completed?

It’s generally been a quiet start to the window by West Ham, although they’ve still managed to get two deals over the line.

With defensive numbers short last season following injuries to Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna, Moyes needed to bolster his backline and acted quickly by bringing in Rennes ace Nayef Aguerd.

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The Morocco international, who’s been capped 25 times by his country, made the switch to the London Stadium in a £30m deal, entering the club’s top five record arrival list.

Alphonse Areola was the next man through the door in the capital, making his loan move a permanent one from PSG despite making just one Premier League appearance last season.

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But West Ham are yet to sign any attacking players and Brown suggested that while Moyes wants another three or four in before September’s deadline, the funds might not be available.

What did Brown say about West Ham?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “West Ham are saying they want to end the window having signed five or six players. It’s a strange situation at West Ham because there’s a lot of talk that they don’t have the money people thought they had, although they still seem to be targeting a quite high calibre of player.”

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Who have West Ham been linked with?

Following what feels like the longest transfer saga in history, the Hammers remain keen on signing Jesse Lingard, but they’re yet to reach a breakthrough despite the 29-year-old being a free agent.

West Ham face competition from the likes of Tottenham and Everton but would still appear as the favourites to land the England international following his productive loan spell two seasons ago.

Meanwhile, Moyes’ team are also interested in Chelsea striker Armando Broja, who showed his potential while on loan at Southampton last season, with Sky Sports reporting that West Ham were plotting a £30m bid.

Moyes also wants to bolster his midfield department, with The Athletic reporting a bid of €23m for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana, although the offer has since been knocked back by the French club.

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