West Ham are looking to bring in a striker before the window slaps shut although there are claims from an insider well known to ClaretandHugh that the manager has the squad he wants.
However, although no names have been leaked at this stage, with around just £10 million available, the club realise they have little chance of signing a top level striker and are looking at a possible loan deal instead.
The club has considered Danny Welbeck as a possible signing but personal terms well in advance of £100k a week quickly saw an end to that.
And with Rangers wanting around £15-20 million for Alfredo Morelos we have had to look elsewhere with the loan market possibly offering better options.
Our insider told us by e mail: “The manager is essentially happy with the squad but were a good loan striker become available we would be interested.
“Top strikers don’t want to spend time on the bench and with Haller now in the squad the position is complicated from that perspective.”