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Irons signings for the future in January

David-Sullivan-and-David-Gold_2441171West Ham are set for a quiet January but are hoping to sign “one or two players for the future.”

However, apart from offering a broad outline of possible  plans the club are keeping their cards very close to their chest on their January plans.

The two Davids haven’t had a January – either here or at Birmingham City – when they haven’t brought players in but with the club flying this season all bases look covered.

ClaretandHugh was told by a source: “The squad is strong and January is a time for troubled clubs to try finding players who can make a difference to their situation.

“There’s no serious need to spend a lot of cash on players. Big clubs don’t spend a lot at this time.

“It could be the club will invest in one two for the future and terms for a  young centre back subject to work permit are close to being agreed. He’s  about six months away from the first team though.”

He added: “There’s also a possibility one may go and we might sign a replacement.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon