West Ham United are hopeful of signing Queens Park Rangers ace Ryan Manning for around £5 million, according to a report from the Daily Mirror (5/10; page 42).
The Hammers have endured a quiet window. Vladimir Coufal has been the only new face to arrive at the London Stadium.
And despite their recent results in the Premier League, the fans would be forgiven for hoping that the club are going to secure further reinforcements while they have the opportunity.
Manning is a player who does not have to be signed by Monday to secure a move this month. And it does appear that David Moyes is hopeful that there is a deal to be done.
According to the Daily Mirror (5/10; page 42), West Ham are hopeful that they will be able to sign Manning for £5 million. It is noted that Moyes scouted the 24-year-old – who can play at left-back or in midfield – regularly last season.
It remains to be seen if West Ham make their move today, or are willing to wait until later in the month.
But it arguably makes sense for all parties to reach an agreement as soon as possible. Manning is yet to make an appearance in the Championship this term due to the uncertainty over his future (via Mirror).
So it is doing Mark Warburton’s men few favours keeping Manning if a departure is likely.
And West Ham should be looking to build on the positivity of their weekend result by getting a new signing in as soon as possible.