West Ham United are being linked with two potential loan signings, with The Sun stating the Irons want Arsenal’s Rob Holding and ExWHUemployee suggesting a move could be made for Fiorentina left-back Cristiano Biraghi.
Hammers boss David Moyes admitted after the side’s disappointing 2-0 Premier League opening day defeat to Newcastle United that the East London club are short of options at the back – with new faces the objective before the transfer window closes on October 5.
The Sun state that West Ham are ready to give up on their reported efforts to sign James Tarkowski and instead make a temporary move for Arsenal enforcer Holding.
The English defender has plenty of competition for places in the Gunners backline and as such the Hammers could offer him regular first-team football.
The report also suggests West Ham could be willing to pay up to £5 million to Arsenal to ensure a season-long loan deal gets over the line.
Meanwhile, respectable Hammers source ExWHUemployee has suggested that a source close to the club has told them that Biraghi is a possible incoming player at left-back.
The Fiorentina defender spent last season on loan at Inter Milan and as such West Ham would be getting an experienced operator if they were to land the 28-year-old.
Aaron Cresswell currently commands the Hammers left-back berth but has little in the way of competition, while the club are also short at right-back.
With West Ham seemingly not having much money to spend this summer, it appears that the loan market could well be the way to bring in the required quality and boost Moyes’ options at the back.