West Ham United fans have had little to smile about in this window, but perhaps there is now reason for optimism with the Sunday Mirror (4/10; page 73) reporting that the Irons lead the race to sign Jonathan Tah.
Tah looks to be one of the most promising centre-backs playing in Europe right now. And it now appears that he could be on the move in the final stages of the summer window.
West Ham have only managed to add one new face to their ranks in this window. But it seems that they are in a strong position to add a second.
According to the Sunday Mirror (4/10; page 73), the Hammers are in pole position to sign Tah, who is valued at £25 million. It is claimed that they are doubling their efforts to get a deal done.
TBR View: West Ham cannot afford to miss out on Tah at this stage
If West Ham really are at the front of the queue to land Tah, the board surely cannot afford to miss out.
The relationship with the fans already appears to be incredibly strained. So it will only upset the supporters further if they fail to land Tah.
West Ham fans are under no illusions about how tough this season could prove to be, even after the 4-0 win over Wolves last weekend.
Signing Tah therefore, would be a fantastic statement that the club could really do with making.