Slaven Bilic will move quickly to solve two Hammers problems positions if he gets the manager’s job at Upton Park.
The Croat wants a right back and holding midfielder brought into the club as soon as possible with only Joey O’Brien available on the right side of the back four and Alex Song back at Barcelona.
Although Pedro Obiang is being sought and, according to some reports, on his way to the club within days for a medical, he is more of a box to box player in the mould of Cheik Kouyate.
Bilic will make the two positions a priority if a deal can be hammered out with the board although there have been no further developments between the two sides since yesterday.
The club are also in need of a fourth striker with the decision to allow Carlton Cole to move on.