West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has claimed that new boss David Moyes will be in the market for new players this January, stoking the fires of speculation around an reportedly imminent move for Arsenal outcast Jack Wilshere.
Wilshere has been given limited game time this season, with his only appearances coming in the Europa League and a few cameos off the bench in the Premier League.
If the 25-year-old stands any chance of making England's World Cup squad next summer, he will have to play regularly, and the Hammers could give him his opportunity, according to reports from the Daily Star.
"David [Moyes] is still weighing up the areas we are short in," Sullivan said in the club's match day programme before Wednesday's clash with Arsenal. “But you can be rest assured two or three players will be brought in to improve the team.
"Before then, we have players available again after injury, with more set to return soon, too. So there is competition for places."
West Ham host the Gunners at the London Stadium on Wednesday evening, and Jack Wilshere is in contention to start due to an injury to Aaron Ramsey.
While Sullivan did not name Wilshere in his writing, Moyes has previously name-checked the midfielder as a potential recruit.
Speaking about Wilshere, Moyes said: "I think Jack Wilshere would be someone who we’d have to look at, if he was available.
“I also want to make sure we’re looking at players who’ve got time and who can be at the club for a long period and not just in for a short period."
David Moyes and the Hammers fans will be sure to pay close attention to the Arsenal Midfielder who only has six months left on his Arsenal deal.