West Ham are within touching distance of the Europa League group stages.
After a 1-1 away draw against Astra Giurgiu, they just need to see the tie out at their new stadium next week to make a significant step in the latest chapter of the club.
If the Hammers can secure European football they’ll be able to attract some of the best talent around before Deadline Day with the added bonus of playing in front of over 57,000 fans – enough to inspire any player.
Slaven Bilic did well to sign the likes of Dimitri Payet under the radar last summer so will hope to do similar business this time around as he looks to bolster his squad for what he’ll be hoping is a successful campaign on more than just the domestic front.
It could be in Italy where he finds the next gem, so here are FIVE Serie A players the Hammers should sign before the window shuts…