West Ham transfers: Sam Allardyce wants four more signings

West Ham transfers: Sam Allardyce is keen to bring in at least four new players before the start of the new season

Sam Allardyce
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce Photo: Back Page Images

Sam Allardyce has set his sights on signing at least four more players for West Ham this summer.

The Hammers have already completed deals for Mauro Zarate, Aaron Cresswell, Cheikhou Kouyate and Diego Poyet as they look to build on their 13th-place finish from last season.

And Allardyce is keen to further bolster his squad ahead of the east London club’s Premier League opener against Tottenham on 16 August.

“I think there are three or four positions – it depends on the budget,” Allardyce told West Ham’s website.

“You would say there is still room for a young central defender.

“You would also say we need another left-back to go along with Aaron and I think a front-line player and the possibility of a midfield player as well.”

Meanwhile, West Ham confirmed the release of midfielder Alou Diarra on Wednesday.

“West Ham United and Alou Diarra have reached a mutual agreement to terminate the midfielder’s contract with immediate effect,” West Ham posted on their Twitter account.

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