By Alex Taylor

West Ham chairman David Gold has told fans that the club are still working on bringing new players to east London this summer.

The Hammers are looking to improve their squad in an effort to better last season’s seventh place finish in the Premier League.

Slaven Bilic’s side will be displaying their new talents at the Olympic Stadium next season after leaving Upton Park.

“I can assure all out supporters that we are still working hard behind the scenes to bring new players into the squad and have many irons in the fire,” Gold told

“There is still a long way before the transfer window closes. David Sullivan is working relentlessly to push these players over the line and nobody is better than him at getting the best possible deals.”

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West Ham have already been busy in the transfer window and have made six signings, including Ashley Fletcher and Gokhan Tore earlier this week.

But they have been unable to land a proven goalscorer that is their priority and Carlos Bacca has become the latest striker to reject a move to Olympic Stadium.

The likes of Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, Liverpool’s Christian Benteke, Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi have also been targeted by the West Ham as they look to bolster their squad ahead of their first season in the Europa League.

In other news, West Ham’s move for Carlos Bacca has fallen through after the forward made a decision.