Date: 2nd August 2019 at 6:30am
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Manuel Pellegrini will not have been happy with the slight defensive wobble his side suffered against on Wednesday. Ben Johnson struggled at full-back and was caught out of position on a number of occasions, and the ever-reliant partnership between Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena started to show little cracks. That is expected in pre-season after a break, but with the season on the horizon, it must be stamped out quickly. With Claret and Hugh reporting that Pellegrini has £5million left to spend, the Chilean will be forced to look for cheap deals to improve his squad. Football Insider have reported on Thursday that are looking into a free deal for former Chelsea enforcer . Many West Ham fans took to to react to the news, with many backing their club to complete a deal for the former , with calling the 33-year-old an excellent back-up, making it a no-brainer to sign him.

ForeverWestHam picked out some of the best responses below: