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West Ham focusing on signing a defender before transfer deadline

West Ham United are focusing their attention on the possibility of signing a defender before the transfer deadline, sources have told Football FanCast.

The Hammers have fewer than two days remaining of the transfer window to bring in any new signings.

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Thus far this month, the Irons have signed goalkeeper Darren Randolph and midfielder Tomas Soucek.

However, there is a desire to bring in a player who can specialise as a full-back.

There was interest in signing Kyle Walker-Peters from Spurs, per sources, but the interest came too late, with Southampton instead securing a deal to secure the right-back on loan.

Sources have confirmed that the Hammers would like to bring in a defender, given the fact that Pablo Zabaleta is 35 and Ryan Fredericks is currently injured.

West Ham have been linked with a possible move for Genk defender Joakim Maehle, and there is a hope that they will be able to secure a full-back before the deadline.

There is also a willingness to bring a striker into the club to bolster David Moyes’ squad but there has been no movement on a possible move for Krzysztof Piatek.

The Poland striker, per sources, has not been the subject of a bid from the Hammers.

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Sources have said that there will be a willingness to do business until the end of the deadline but that no deal has reached an advanced stage as of yet.

Meanwhile, a West Ham journalist has questioned a reported target of the club.

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