West Ham can sign Lloyd Kelly from Bournemouth with 'extraordinary offer'
West Ham are unlikely to sign Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly this month unless they table an “extraordinary offer”, according to Daily Mail journalist Simon Jones.
It is understood that David Moyes is worried about getting the quality of players that he requires this month as he looks to add to his options at centre-back, left-back and up front.
Kelly, 23, is a centre-back who’s captained Bournemouth in the Championship this season and as the south coast club has their sights firmly on promotion back to the Premier League, Jones reports that they do not want to sell him this month.
Moyes reportedly likes Kelly, who’s played 21 times in all competitions for the Cherries this term.
We’ve seen Everton burst out of the blocks this month by signing two new players even though they have well-documented issues with Financial Fair Play.
Watford have also signed a couple of players while West Brom have signed a striker in young USA international Daryl Dike, who’s of a similar mould to Michail Antonio and might have been a worthy back-up option here in East London.
We may have to cross Kelly off the list this month as Bournemouth are dead-set on keeping hold of the former Bristol City and England Under-21s centre-back.
Injuries to key players have decimated Moyes’ defensive options so it does make sense to bring in new faces.
But we may have to accept that signing top players from clubs performing well will be difficult to scoping out cheap deals in Europe may be better.
Who knows? We may return to the Czech Republic again this month to see Moyes add to his squad.
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