Boleyn Insider

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

The pre-season campaign is well and truly underway and the squad is going to be tested to the maximum over the coming weeks.

The Club have certainly been busy over the summer bringing in five new players and I understand the hard work is continuing behind the scenes to bring in even more new arrivals.

My sources have told me that another international player should put pen to paper in the next 24 hours and complete a loan move to the Boleyn Ground.

Rumours continue to surface over more big names signing for the Club this summer.

But I have been told that stories suggesting the agent of Roma striker Mattia Destro has flown to London for talks over a move to the Club are not true.

Reports in Italy are claiming that Destro's Roma team-mate Gervinho is also on the verge of making a move to West Ham United, but I have also been told there is no truth to those rumours.

My understanding is that the Club have made signing a striker one of their main priorities now and they ideally want a forward with a proven track record in the Premier League.

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