There is a growing feeling of frustration internally at West Ham United after a slow transfer window so far, with club sources stating they are annoyed at the length of time it is taking to make decisions and the failure to capture major targets, according to Football London.

There is also a feeling of exasperation on the terraces and among Hammers fans, with the sole piece of incoming business the turning of Tomas Soucek’s loan deal into a permanent acquisition.

While new faces have not yet arrived at the London Stadium this summer, West Ham have profited from the sale of a number of players, including Grady Diangana, Roberto, Jordan Hugill and Albian Ajeti.

David Moyes has stated that the club must sign defenders in particular before the transfer window closes on October 5, while there are other areas of the pitch where the Hammers could use fresh blood.

The new Premier League season started with a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United at home last weekend, with West Ham now facing an extremely difficult run of domestic fixtures.

Hammers supporters will hope that a number of new faces can be landed before the transfer window closes on October 5, otherwise another scrap against relegation could be in the offing.

West Ham return to Premier League action this weekend with a clash against London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.