West Ham coach Slaven Bilic is set to sign three new players in the next seven days as the club plan to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season, according to report from Football.london.
The Hammers endured a difficult campaign this term but still managed to finish 11th in the Premier League and Bilic has received the “owners nod” to make the necessary signings this summer.
The manager met with the club owners David Sullivan and David Gold and they have agreed to support Bilic in the transfer market.
In the light of that, West Ham are already reported to be in the final stages of completing the signing of Pablo Zabaleta. The full-back was released by Man City after his contract was not renewed by the Etihad
Reports claim that the Hammers are in the pole position to sign the Argentine defender – who has attracted interests from Spain and Italy- and has been offered a two-year contract.
West are also planning to bolster their attack and they have Man City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi on their list.
The Hammers are hoping to secure a loan deal for Batshuayi while they also believe Zabaleta’s signing could play a role in luring Iheanacho to the club. The pair are said to be close at Man City.
West Ham are ready to double the £35,000 per week currently being earned by the Nigeria forward at Man City.
An offer of £25 million is said to be on the card as West Ham aim to outbid Everton who are also interested in the 20-year-old.