David Moyes has told the West Ham hierarchy not to sell any senior players in the remaining days of this window, Football Insider can reveal.
The Premier League club have loaned out a number of youngsters this month as well as goalkeeper flop Roberto Jimenez in a move to Alaves that was completed yesterday.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that Moyes does not want to lose any more members of the first-team squad.
There are doubts over the long-term futures of a number of senior men, including the likes of Pablo Zabaleta, Andriy Yarmolenko and Jack Wilshere.
But they and others are set to remain at the London Stadium at least until the summer, even if West Ham succeed in signing more players late in the window.
Moyes played down that prospect at his media conference today, suggesting there may not be any more arrivals to follow last week’s signing Darren Randolph this month.
But the club are actively working behind the scenes on recruiting a central midfielder as well as a versatile striker.
There is also the possibility of a right-back coming in, although that is less likely.
West Ham are pursuing a number of targets in all positions and have lodged formal bids.
They are currently playing a waiting game and it is likely there will be no movement in terms of arrivals until the final week of the window.