West Ham United did not have a hectic transfer window in January. The fans were furious over the lack of activity around the club when the other Premier League clubs looked to strengthen their squad. The Hammers were reportedly connected with many players. But in the end, no moves were made, and their manager David Moyes was not frustrated for not having any additions to the squad.
Departure: Declan Rice
This might not be the case in the summer transfer window after this season ends. All those rumours will be active again, and West Ham will surely make some big moves. But these big signings require funds, and the Hammers are hoping to get it by the sale of Declan Rice. The midfielder and the club are happy with the current situation. But he is attracting the major clubs in Premier League, and they are ready to offer some attractive money to sign him. He has a contract with the club till 2024 summer.
Manchester United and Chelsea are the two clubs leading the race to sign him. The Red Devils assume that he will be their long term solution to their defensive midfield issues.
Rice has been the subject of interest from Chelsea for an extended period of time now, stemming back to when Frank Lampard was in charge of the Blues. He has caught the eye of Thomas Tuchel, but they made no move last summer for the England international.
The Hammers are asking around 90 million pounds for Declan Rice. Clubs will be willing to pay this amount as they need a player of his profile as soon as possible.
Arrivals: Jesse Lingard
West Ham fans will welcome Jesse Lingard with their two arms wide open. He already captured the fans’ love last season after a successful short spell in London. A highly productive loan spell with West Ham United in 2021 saw Lingard rediscover his form, scoring nine goals in his first 11 appearances for the Hammers.
It is reported that the club is still interested in signing him, who is not getting regular playing time at Old Trafford. Lingard has remained at Old Trafford after being denied a transfer in the last window.
The West Londoners had a failed attempt to sign the young striker from Benefica in the winter transfer window. They were earnest with the transfer talks with the player and his agents. But the Portuguese club turned their bid of 60 million pounds down. They said that it was too low for a talented player like Nunez.
West Ham has not dropped their interest in him. They will return at the end of the season for negotiations.