WEST HAM look well set to kick on in the upcoming season after a seventh-place finish last time out in the Premier League.
The signing of Gianluca Scamacca for an initial £30.5million has finally ended David Moyes' desperate search for a striker.
But his arrival could see Michail Antonio shunted out to the wing with the Italian international set to lead the line.
SunSport also exclusively revealed last week that the Hammers have launched a bid for Eintracht Frankfurt ace Filip Kostic.
And while the 29-year-old is primarily a left wing-back or left winger, he does have the potential to play left-back.
Elsewhere West Ham have been linked with an audacious swoop for Napoli attacking midfielder Piotr Zielinski.
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The 28-year-old Poland international is valued at £34m by the Serie A side and would add creativity to Moyes' midfield.
But he is also a reported target for Italian champions AC Milan.
Moyes is eager to continue to splash the cash following the arrivals of Scamacca, Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes and Alphonse Areola.
Although the Hammers have been rocked by the news that Aguerd has suffered an ankle injury and will miss at least the first few weeks of the season.
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That will mean Kurt Zouma and Craig Dawson are likely to continue their partnership at the back.
Alternatively Moyes could experiment with three in defence in order to play Kostic at wing-back – if he does sign on the dotted line.
West Ham played in a 3-4-3 system occasionally last season, and could do the same in the upcoming campaign when Aguerd returns.
Pablo Fornals could also be preferred on the wing to Antonio.
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