Boleyn Insider

Our man on the inside lifts the lid on the latest transfer speculation...

West Ham United progressed through to the second qualifying round of the Europa League but the victory in Andorra was affected by the early dismissal of Diafra Sakho.

There have been a lot of stories circulating on how many games the Club's star striker will be forced to miss.

My understanding is that the Senegal forward will miss a minimum of one game and more could be added when UEFA decide the final sanction at the meeting of their UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on Wednesday.

The Club have been busy in the transfer market once again this week making their fifth summer signing.

Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna followed Darren Randolph, Stephen Hendrie, Pedro Obiang and Dimitri Payet into the Club and will provide even more competition for the likes of Winston Reid, James Tomkins and James Collins.

I have been told that more new arrivals will follow in the coming weeks and my sources tell me that the priority is now bringing a right back and a striker to the Club.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of West Ham United