Boleyn Insider

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

All the attention has now switched towards the Club's Europa League second qualifying round tie against Birkirkara on Thursday night.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic faced the national media for the first time in the pre-match press conference and was immediately asked about transfer targets.

The Boleyn Insider revealed the other day that following the arrival of Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal, the Club would now switch their attentions to bringing in a forward and that remains the case.

My understanding is that the Club are looking to make a move for one of the top strikers at a big club in England and hope a move can be finalised in the near future.

There have also been stories suggesting the Club could be considering other options as they look to land another target.

I have been told that the Club would be open to a possible player-exchange deal if they could get the striker they wanted.

With six new arrivals already this summer, I believe the fans can look forward to more new signings before the new Premier League season gets underway against Arsenal on August 9.

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