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The January transfer window has now re-opened and speculation has already started surrounding possible departures and arrivals over the next few weeks.

The Hammers were extremely busy during the summer bringing in 12 new players and Slaven Bilic has stated that he is happy with the squad and will only consider making a signing if an exceptional player becomes available or the Club consider a loan move.

There has been speculation in the media surrounding the futures of several players, but my understanding is that no first-team players are for sale unless the opportunity arises to buy an even better player.

I have been told that Diafra Sakho will be back in a month and the Club are happy with the strength-in-depth they now have in the squad.

My sources tell me that the Club have spent all their wages for the year, so unless somebody goes there is no movement to do anything else. The Club has a wage cap that is set by the Premier League.

There have been reports suggesting the club are considering a move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza.

My understanding is that Zaza is a player the club greatly admire and they tried to sign him last summer. He scored again on Wednesday night and the Club might try something again this month.

These are certainly exciting times with the move to the new Stadium during the summer and I have been told that the Club are already putting plans in place to make a big move for a proven and established striker at the end of the season who can score 20 goals and help take them to the next level.

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