West Ham insists no more transfer spending

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has declared he does not expect the club to be busy in the last few days of the summer transfer window.

The Hammers have brought in nine new players this summer and parted ways with the same number as Allardyce has reshuffled his squad in preparation for the club’s return to the Premier League. The Upton Park outfit are still being linked with targets as Friday’s deadline draws ever nearer, including Liverpool duo Andy Carroll and Joe Cole.

The club have just signed Matt Jarvis from Wolves for £10m, and the 26-year-old winger played against Swansea at the weekend. However, Allardyce says further signings are unlikely after speaking with the club’s co-chairman, who has informed the manager the Hammers have reached their spending limit. He told Sky Sports “I think that our finances now are on the limit, as it were, speaking to our co-chairmen. I think that we’ll work with what we’ve got.”

Allardyce added if he does make any last-minute reinforcements it is likely to be on a loan basis. He added: “We’ll never say never, you never know what might turn up. But if it’s going to be anything, it’s never going to get past a loan deal, I think.”

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