Boleyn Insider

With just over a week to go before the transfer window closes I know supporters are keen to know what is happening with player movement both in and out of the Club.

Speculation continues to mount in the media over which new signings will be arriving at the Boleyn Ground before September 1.

With Mauro Zarate joining Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll on the injured list, the Board are doing everything they can to bring another forward into the squad and that remains one of the major priorities.

There have been a number of big names mentioned over the last few days and my understanding is that one way or another the Club will resolve the need to sign another striker within the next few days.

My sources have told me that meetings are taking place all the time with agents of several forwards and that a deal should be finalised in the near future.

The Club are keeping all their options open and I believe they will continue to assess the overseas market as well as players already performing in the Premier League.

In addition to signing another forward, I have been told that the Club also hope to sign a midfielder before the window closes next week.

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