West Ham United manager David Moyes has insisted that his side still have business to do before the end of the month.
The Hammers are yet to make any signings this month, although have been linked with a number of names including former Arsenal star Samir Nasri and Leicester City’s Islam Slimani.
A number of the club’s players – notably Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew – have also been linked with moves away, however Moyes has insisted they are going nowhere with his side ‘short on numbers’, and that he hopes to add more players to his injury stricken squad before the conclusion of the month.
“I don’t want it to be a lucky dip or just taking anything for the sake of it. Look, we’re short, but more importantly I would like to get the players at the Club back fit, as they will be the ones who know the Club better and know what is required.” said Moyes speaking on the club’s official website.
“If we can pick something up in the next week or two who we really, really want then we will try and do so.
“We are definitely short and even if you looked at the number of players we have, we’re probably down two in terms of squad numbers, but sometimes that works because it means you get a chance to introduce your young players onto the bench and some of them get through.
“Sometimes that allows young players to get a chance.”