By Hughie Southon
West Ham are doing their best to rush through Danny Ings’ registration in order for him to play against Everton on Saturday.
The Hammers are expecting that his medical may present difficulties given that he has an injury track record but that is unlikely to stop the deal going through such is our desperate need for a front man.
Ings has missed 695 days of match action over ten seasons with five hamstring issues, knee injuries and cruciate ligament rupture.
However, his recent situation has been decent having missed just 22 games in the last three seasons.
A London Stadium source – making it clear that their hopes were still banked on Moyes turning things around – told us exclusively: “He age means we will get no return on the deal but he scores goals.
We could bring in a younger player from abroad, but he might need six to 12 months to adjust and our aim is to have him registered in time for the Everton game.
Kurt Zouma made his long-awaited return from knee surgery away at Wolves and could finally partner summer signing Nayef Aguerd.
Vladimir Coufal has struggled of late at full-back, but German international Thilo Kehrer has struggled to convince since his move.
For Everton, Nathan Paterson, James Garner, Andros Townsend and Michael Keane are all injured. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Alex Iwobi, however, are fit to start.