According to Dharmesh Sheth of Sky Sports, who writes for GiveMeSport, West Ham are unlikely to recruit a new center back before the January transfer window closes.
Although David Moyes’ team has occasionally lacked defensive depth this season, it is not anticipated that they would bring in more players before the transfer deadline next week.
Kurt Zouma and Nayef Aguerd have both missed large periods of the season due to injury, which West Ham has really battled with at center-half this year.
Issa Diop left for Fulham in the summer, while Craig Dawson recently signed a £3.3 million deal with Premier League opponent Wolves, raising rumors that the Irons may be looking to add another center-back to their roster.
This month, West Ham have made an effort to improve its alternatives up front. They have already acquired Danny Ings from Aston Villa, while Terem Moffi of Lorient has also been mentioned.
It seems the Hammers won’t be paying as much attention to their backline, though.
He told GMS: “The information I’ve got when I posed the question: ‘will you go in for somebody considering Dawson’s gone and the slight injury to Zouma?’ The response I got was ‘unlikely’. I don’t think you can rule it out but it’s one of those situations where clubs know even if a player is injured they’re going to come back before the end of the season and probably within a month. So if you bring in another player, added wages and then the first-choice player comes back anyway, it leaves you in a bit of a position.”