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Bilic staying as West Ham manager and targets four new summer signings

Date Posted,May 21, 2017

Slaven Bilic held a positive meeting with the West Ham board on Monday and hopes to bring in up to four quality players who can help the club challenge for a top six finish.

Bilic is set to go into the final year of his contract, but there was no talk of him leaving the Hammers and it is believed his future will be re-assessed later in the year.

The Hammers boss has come under fire this season following a mixed run of results and heavy home defeats against Arsenal , Manchester City and Liverpool .

But the board are determined to stick by their man and know the big move into London Stadium last summer was always going to have a major impact, while the club were rocked by the Dimitri Payet saga back in January.

Bilic held positive talks with West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan (Photo: AFP)

Despite all the problems, Bilic still managed to secure an 11 place finish with his side finishing just one point off eighth place.

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan is prepared to back the former Croatia boss in the transfer market once again and the Hammers could bring in a number of big signings over the summer.

Pablo Zabaleta could become the first new arrival this week after playing his last game for Manchester City following nine memorable years at the Etihad Stadium.

Pablo Zabaleta shows appreciation to the fans
Pablo Zabaleta is a firm target for the Hammers (Photo: Getty Images)

The Hammers have struggled at right back this season and Bilic wants to bring in an experienced full-back who can strengthen the defence.

Bilic is also looking to sign another striker and could do more business with Pep Guardiola’s side as he has been strongly linked with a move for Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho.

The West Ham manager wants to bring more pace into his attack and will be looking at players who can unlock defences like Michail Antonio.

Swansea star Gylfi Sigurdsson is another player on West Ham’s transfer radar (Photo: Getty)

Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge has also been talked about while Southampton striker Shane Long is another possibility.

Swansea star Gylfi Sigurdsson is also believed to be a major target for the east London club.

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