Bilic remains keen on quality

14 July 2017 07:47:10 EST

West Ham head coach Slaven Bilic remains adamant that his club will only add to their squad by signing players who can go straight into the starting eleven.

The Hammers have been linked with a number of potential targets this summer, with the addition of a striker or two known to be the top priority.

We are working on it, but we are not going to get someone that we are not sure about.

Slaven Bilic

Their main signing so far has been former Manchester City wing-back Pablo Zabaleta, with Bilic confident that eventually they will be able to get more deals completed.

He told the club's official website: "What we want is to bring in the quality that is going to improve our first 11. We have Pablo Zabaleta and I am really expecting to add a couple more soon.

"Everybody is talking about a striker, but it is very hard to find them. We are working on it, but we are not going to get someone that we are not sure about.

"Especially as we are not looking at bringing them in to be just in or around the squad, or expect them to come good in a couple of years.

"We want someone to come in, put the jersey on and play. We are working very hard, but we are going to get someone that we really want."

The Irons are being linked with a loan move for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, while reports suggest that interest in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has come to an end.

The Hammers are 1/10 to finish in the bottom half of the Premier League table next season, with Leicester City 5/4 and Bournemouth 3/10.

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