Bilic breaks silence on transfer window


SlavWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is “pretty close” to adding to his squad speaking to

The Hammers have been linked with a season long move for England goalkeeper Joe Hart which could be hours away and they haven’t given up hope of signing Stoke winger Marko Arnautovic.

“We are pretty close, but I prefer not to talk transfers, I prefer to work transfers,” Bilic said. “Make no mistake, we are working hard every day, but it is not easy.

“Some clubs, like Everton, are signing a lot of players, some are signing a couple of players, and some haven’t signed any.

“But that doesn’t mean they are not trying. I’m sure everybody is working, and everybody is trying to sign players.

“What we want is to bring in the quality that is going to improve our first XI. We have Pablo Zabaleta and I am really expecting to add a couple more soon.”

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  • JRS says:

    That doesn’t really mean anything we know your are working on signings just pushing it close bc we can’t pay wages Bournemouth and Palace can for striker which is Absurd.
    And we know how Panic buys can and up. So just man up demand top signings or if not we stay lower mid table next year. Even risk Relegation with other clubs making chances and signings.

  • Michael Miller says:

    We know that they’re working on it but there just appears to be no action just a lot of faffing about!

    Frustration is the overriding emotion, just get on with it!

  • Phil Hammer says:

    My goodness some of you are bananas.Do you really think every Irons fan sits getting frustrated and angry all summer..errr no they get on with theirs lives like sensible people do until the season restarts.

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