The Hammers have opened discussions.
West Ham United are “now in talks” to sign an “exceptional” player for manager David Moyes, according to Sky Sports this morning.
Hammers yet to make January signing
Despite the club being linked with a new midfielder and attacking additions, West Ham are yet to do any business so far this month.
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The east Londoners are admirers.
Indeed, it is believed the Hammers’ transfer plans had changed recently after injuries to Jarrod Bowen and Lucas Paqueta, with striker Michail Antonio also suffering a setback in his recovery from a knee problem.
These incidents, combined with Mohammed Kudus being at the Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana, have left Moyes pretty short of options both in the middle of the park and further forward.
West Ham have been linked with a number of attacking stars, including the likes of Santiago Gimenez and Serhou Guirassy, but it’s believed they have a serious interest in Man City outcast Kalvin Phillips for the midfield area.
West Ham enter negotiations to sign Phillips
West Ham are touted as contenders to sign the 28-year-old, who has found game time very difficult to come by under Pep Guardiola since joining City from Leeds in 2022.
Now, Sky Sports have shared some breaking news “this morning”, and they claim West Ham are “now in talks” to sign Phillips and offer him a way out of Eastlands.
They add that the England international, lauded for his “creativity” by Paul Robinson, is being chased by a host of clubs both in Europe and abroad – but it’s West Ham who are making the first moves.