Date: 29th December 2017 at 5:35pm
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When discussing the possible acquisitions, he needs once the January transfer window opens, the West Ham boss has mentioned the midfield as the prominent area that needs extra bodies.

Today, transfer tittle-tattle has West Ham United Football Club linked with just such a recruit.

According to the popular red-top publication, The Mirror, the Hammers are interested in signing Joe Allen.

Allen, still just 27-years-of-age, is currently on the books of the Premier League side, Stoke City.

The Welsh international is a talented player who could bring that something extra to the side but the big question is whether Stoke City, who themselves are struggling for form will be willing to sell the player.

As is the norm, here at Vital West Ham we`ll keep an eye out for any further developments and report back as deemed necessary.