Report: West Ham won’t pursue centre-half, Moyes’ decision

West Ham United are not interested in a deal for Glasgow Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer, with manager David Moyes opting against an approach for the Norwegian enforcer, according to Claret and Hugh

The Hammers are desperately trying to bolster their rearguard before the transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday night, with the pursuit of several potential targets not resulting in any deals. 

West Ham have recently switched to a three-man defence, which resulted in a positive performance against Arsenal and two great results against Wolves and Leicester respectively. 

However, the change in shape has seen usual left-back Aaron Cresswell be deployed in a central role, showing that the Hammers need more specialist options for the new formation to work consistently. 

The latest report suggests that other claims linking West Ham with a potential move for Ajer are inaccurate, with Moyes personally checking on the Scandinavian but not interested in a deal for the Celtic man. 

The Hammers fans have their fingers crossed an additional defender can be added to the Irons’ squad before the window closes, with the club’s hierarchy surely working on late deals. 

The West Ham board justified the sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom by stating the money would be used to bolster Moyes’ squad – however so far Czech duo Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal are the only additions to arrive at the East London club.