West Ham Could Be On The Verge Of Three Unbelievable Signings
After events over the past few weeks, everyone fully expects West Ham to lose their star man, Dimitri Payet, to Marseille before the transfer window slams shut. What is slightly less believable, though, is how they're looking to reinvest the money...
According to bookmaker Paddy Power, the Hammers could be on the brink of an audacious swoop for two Premier League winners, as well as a third player who could finally ease their striking woes.
Joe Hart, who has been an outcast at Manchester City since Pep Guardiola arrived, reportedly wants to play in the Premier League again and West Ham have been cut as short as 10/11 to sign him before the end of January.
The England stopper is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world and would add a significant amount of strength and leadership to Slaven Bilic's backline.
To replace Payet's creative spark in midfield, the Hammers are looking to one of the most decorated players ever to play in the Premier League - former Arsenal and current Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas.
He is just 5/4 to make the move across London, which seems like an unbelievably low price given the amount of interest there would surely be in his signature if he was available.
Fabregas has won the World Cup and the European Championships (twice!) at international level, as well as the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield, La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Supercopa, UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup at club level.
In attack, Bilic is thought to be looking at a player who has seen better days, but still has enormous potential when he's fully fit and firing - Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge.
Sturridge was widely thought of as one of the Premier League's elite marksmen just a couple of seasons ago, and he could turn out to be a bargain if he becomes available for the right fee.
He's a slightly higher price to make a move than the aforementioned pair at 3/1, but that still makes West Ham the favourites to prise him away from Merseyside.