West Ham will move in seriously on their striker targets once the season comes to an end.
Although the club has identified four serious players they are unable to process any moves whilst the season is is still underway.
We understand that Christian Benteke – although unlikely – has not been 100 per cent discarded.
And both Alexandre Lacazette and Michy Batshuay are strongly fancied although a source close to the club added that there are three other names on the short list which has been whittled down from 12 over recent weeks.
We were told that fans need not expect any serious developments until the season comes to an end.
ClaretandHugh was told by a senior club insider: “We know the supporters are desperate for news and obviously we have plans in place but nothing will happen until the end of the season.
Agents and clubs quite understandably don’t want to lower the form of players by putting thoughts of transfers into their heads.”