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Five ins and outs West Ham could complete this week

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Five ins and outs West Ham could complete this week

The Hammers could be about to take their summer spending beyond the £100m mark.

West Ham have enjoyed a busy transfer window under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini but their overhaul shows no signs of stopping.

The Hammers have drafted in seven new players this summer, including the expensive acquisitions of Felipe Anderson and Issa Diop, but former Manchester City boss Pellegrini has his eyes cast on further additions.

With a number of new arrivals and departures on the cards, we have identified five deals the Hammers could complete this week.

M’Baye Niang: Torino

West Ham struggled for consistency in the final third last term, becoming overly reliant on Marko Arnautovic as Javier Hernandez failed to impress, and the Hammers are said to be plotting a move for a World Cup forward.

Gazzetta Dello Sport states Pellegrini’s side have launched an enquiry for Torino forward M’Baye Niang, who only sealed a permanent transfer across the Serie A from AC Milan earlier this year after impressing on-loan in Turin.

The 23-year-old impressed at the World Cup with Senegal, scoring once and contributing an assist in the African nation’s three group matches.

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Domingos Quina to Barcelona

West Ham have seemingly accepted defeated in the quest to retain the services of Domingos Quina, as the Portugal U19 star is refusing to put pen to paper on a new deal after entering the final 12 months of his current contract.

Sky Sports says LaLiga champions Barcelona have sent officials to Finland to watch Quina in action for his nation, as they seek to conclude a deal for the highly-rated 18-year-old former Chelsea midfielder.


“He has got everything and it is now down to us and up to him how much he is going to improve and dedicate his life to achieve something that God gave him. There is no doubt he has something exceptional.”

– Former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic raves about Quina.

 

Joe Bryan: Bristol City

The Mirror journalist Dan Anderson stated last week that West Ham have joined the hunt for Bristol City defender Joe Bryan, with the 24-year-old attracting plenty of interest in the market this summer.

Bryan has entered the final 12 months of his deal with the Robins and, while Bristol City boss Lee Johnson told Bristol Live he hopes a new agreement can be reached, the Championship side may be forced to cash-in on the full-back.

The left-back could be a key addition to West Ham’s new-look defensive line, following the captures of Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuena and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

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Sam Byram to Nottingham Forest

After struggling for consistent form since signing from Leeds United, West Ham seem ready to offload Sam Byram in the coming weeks and Championship side Nottingham Forest are currently the favourites for his signature.

Forest boss Aitor Karenka confirmed to The Nottingham Post he wants to sign a new right-back imminently, raising speculation that a deal bringing Byram to the club is on the cusp of being secured, but there is still work to do.

With Byram finding himself behind Ryan Fredericks and Pablo Zabaleta for a spot on the right side of defence in the starting line-up, an exit from the London Stadium looks certain.

Moussa Marega: Porto

The injury to Andy Carroll has left West Ham in the market for a new striker and The Daily Mail suggests the man on Manuel Pellegrini’s agenda is Porto forward Moussa Marega, who netted 23 goals for the Portuguese side last season.

27-year-old Marega would reportedly cost a hefty fee, around £22m, and that signing would take West Ham’s summer spending beyond the £100m mark, with TransferMarkt currently tallying the amount the new recruits have cost at £85.5m.

A reduced fee for Marega could be secured with Porto chasing the services of West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate, who the Hammers are ready to offload.

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