Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol claims West Ham will have up to £24m to spend on two players in the January transfer window. The Hammers are looking for a backup goalkeeper and a strong, physically imposing central midfielder with both costing up to £12m:
“The Hammers have two key targets during the January window and are seeking a strong, physical, box-to-box midfielder – and they have between £6m and £12m to spend.”
“They are also looking to sign a goalkeeper: Lukasz Fabianski is on his way back from long-term injury and they have been reluctant to put Roberto back in the starting XI after a dreadful seven-game run in the Premier League. Again, their budget for this position is between £6m and £12m.”
The club are reportedly pursuing the likes of Middlesbrough shot-stopper Darren Randolph and Cardiff’s Neil Etheridge for the goalkeeping position, although it is believed that the Boro man could prove too costly for the Irons.
In terms of a midfielder, a number of options have been suggested. Celta Vigo’s Stanislav Lobotka has been talked about in recent days, but he doesn’t fit the profile they are looking for, and he is close to a move to Napoli.
Other possible candidates could include the likes of AC Milan’s Franck Kessie, Racing Genk’s Sander Berge or Nantes’ Abdoulaye Toure who have all been linked with a move to the London Stadium over the past month.