The focus is still very much on the transfers as far as West Ham United are concerned, and shoring up that defence before the end of the window.

Although David Moyes has not completely given up hope of landing Burnley’s James Tarkowski – and could well return with one final bid next week – the club are exploring other options, and have identified Arsenal’s Rob Holding as a possible addition.

The Gunners defender could find opportunities limited at the Emirates Stadium this season, and could be tempted by a move to West Ham with the fellow Londoners prepared to offer £5million to take the player on a loan deal for the season.

Another problem area for West Ham is left back, and the club are being linked in the Italian media with a move for Inter Milan’s Dalbert Henrique.

Newcastle United are also thought to be interested in the Brazillian who doesn’t appear to be part of Antonio Conte’s plans for the new season.

Dalbert spent last season on loan at fellow Serie A team Fiorentina where he managed 34 appearances and an impressive 9 goals, and is rumoured to be available for around £18m.

Elsewhere, West Ham’s opponents in the next round of the Carabao Cup have been confirmed.

A Sebastien Haller brace was enough to see off Charlton on Tuesday and book a place in the third round where they will face Hull City, who overturned Premier League side Leeds United on Wednesday night.

The game will be played on Tuesday 22nd September and will be Jarrod Bowen’s first chance to play against his old club since his move to London in January.

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