West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is “pretty close” to adding to his squad.
The Hammers have been linked with a move for England goalkeeper Joe Hart and Stoke winger Marko Arnautovic.
“We are pretty close, but I prefer not to talk transfers, I prefer to work transfers,” Bilic said. “Make no mistake, we are working hard every day, but it is not easy.
“Some clubs, like Everton, are signing a lot of players, some are signing a couple of players, and some haven’t signed any.
“But that doesn’t mean they are not trying. I’m sure everybody is working, and everybody is trying to sign players.
“What we want is to bring in the quality that is going to improve our first XI. We have Pablo Zabaleta and I am really expecting to add a couple more soon.”
The Hammers have been linked with a move for England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who is out of favour at Manchester City and spent last season on loan with Torino.
They are understood to have had a £20million bid for Stoke winger Marko Arnautovic turned down, and have reportedly dropped their interest in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.