West Ham are actively seeking additions in January that can help the Hammers fight away from the threat of relegation, as they currently sit inside the Premier League’s bottom three.
David Moyes is still awaiting his first victory in charge at the London Stadium and has the odds stacked against him in the coming weeks, as West Ham face testing fixtures against both Chelsea and Arsenal.
The January transfer will be significant to the East London giants but the Hammers may have to prepare themselves for disappointment, after a top-flight boss rebuffed suggestions an experienced international could be on the move.
Quoted by The Telegraph, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated he has no intention of selling Theo Walcott in January, amidst links that suggest West Ham, Everton and Southampton are keen on a swoop.
“He works hard to come back – he had a sickness a few weeks ago – and after I didn’t change the squad. In training he looks sharp and he will show that.”
When asked if he intends to keep Walcott, Wenger replied by simply saying ‘yes’, although the 28-year-old will need a huge increase in playing opportunities if he’s to make England’s World Cup squad.