Bilic gets a January transfer warning

slaven-bilic-west-ham-bilic_3340734West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has been told there is no cash to strengthen the squad in the January  transfer window.

Despite a growing injury list of key players it has been made clear to the manager that there is no cash left in the kitty and he will have to sell if he wants to buy.

The warning came after ClaretandHugh checked out the latest speculation that Inter Milan full-back Danilo D’Ambrosio was a January target.

But we were immediately told “that is nothing more than a piece of guesswork and just not true.”

Diafra Sakho is the latest injury victim and could possibly join Dimi Payet and Enner Valencia as a long term victim after sustaining a thigh injury this afternoon against West Brom.

But this evening (Sun) we were told by a top insider that if the manager wants to strengthen there will have to be departures to fund them.

We were told: “It’s tiring to continually be saying it and not being believed but there is no cash for transfers in January.

“The club has spent 100 per cent of allowed wages under FFP. So unless somebody goes nobody is coming in.If you exceed the wages cap you get a fine or possibly even a points deduction.”



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8 comments on “Bilic gets a January transfer warning

  1. IMO it’s pretty obvious who has to to be taken off the wages books.Steve McLaren must be desperate for a striker or even the old fart at Sunderland.I would have thought with the injuries that our players out on loan would be back to bolster the squad.Anyway what would I know?

  2. Not looking too good is it !!
    We always suffer too many injuries to very important players , the question is , why ?.
    Anyway , regarding today’s performance at home to The Baggies ; we were fantastic during the first half and should really have scored at least 2 goals . But , then it looked like someone had left the invitation cards in the dressing room after the break … Mystery as to who it was because the whole team seemed to turn off .
    Next up : Man Utd at Old Trafford . Three key players on the physio’s table and with Christmas rearing it’s inevitable onslaught of relentless football games .
    Seems like we shall have to rely on Kaouate , Lanzini & Zarate for the goals , unless Carroll can get himself sorted out PDQ . We are in for a tough time until those players can get up and running again . So on that note we must show the Team All the Support we can muster.

  3. I can read into who you reckon we should offload , Roman .. But , he is slowly returning to form and we can’t afford to weaken our squad any more than it already is . Every available player is critical to West Ham at the moment and will be over the coming two months . Time for the Big man to get Big , but at Upton Park instead of somewhere else .

  4. Must say that we miss Stewart Downing . Sorry . Not much news on Valencia’s recovery ?

    • I hope you are right Kevin.I think a couple of the players getting obscene money for their services from other clubs need to start earning their keep.

  5. Yes , Roman ; some players need to work harder for thier wage . But we don’t really want to be getting on thier case whilst trying to get us through what is fast becoming a all far familiar scenario at Upton Park . We have been there far too many times in the past no matter who we have in the Sqaud or who we have at the helm .
    The only thing that matter’s now is that fit players work thier effing socks off .

  6. “nothing more than a piece of guesswork and just not true.” just about sums this site up.

  7. Kevin our you real Downing instead of Lanzini,Zarate,Poyet or Moses ?
    Old man still bitter and twisted go back and cheat for Hippo with your mates while we sit and watch great football,
    We don’t need loads of new players Lanzini proved in the first half if he goes deeper and gets the ball like Payet he can influence the game,Obiang proved that Kouyate needs a strong partner to hold the midfield,
    We need to sort the right back position out ( give Oxford a try before we spend silly money )
    Callum could also be worth with Song a run in the middle,
    But we can not expect silly money in January even if we sell Ginge,Carroll and JOB the cash we need for a top CF will be in the £15 million bracket or we will get more dross
    Yesterday was not a complete mess first half we should have gone in 3 up and without the unlucky OG which was hand ball by Fletcher before The shot anyway.
    No need for panic a good result next week and we will be back on track
    Kevin you are correct hard work no passengers will swing this around add the talent we have in abundance and the wins will flow again

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