The end of the season is still a few weeks away but already West Ham are looking to consolidate their success with an eye on the transfer market.
Already in the bag for the move to the Olympic Stadium is teenage striker Toni Martinez who joins on a three-year contract from Valencia while Portuguese Under-17 forward Domingas Quina, 16, believes he will get more opportunities in east London than he did at Chelsea.
Martinez, an 18-year-old Spain U17 international is already in training but will officially join on July 1.
Martinez will initially link up with West Ham’s development squad but hopes to break into the first team as they settle into their new home.
He told the club’s official website : “It’s a great opportunity and I hope to make the most of being at such a big club.
“I joined West Ham because of the progress that the club is making. The decision to come here was made because it is a brilliant opportunity to join an interesting club in the Premier League.
“The prospect of playing in front of 60,000 people next year really catches my attention, and it is a stadium that has so much history. I am hoping to be able to get the opportunity to do that and I hope that it will be soon.”
Meanwhile, more established names are more elusive and the rumours more frenetic. Topping the list is Alex Oxlade Chamberlain who has been reportedly offered to the Irons.
And team-mate Theo Walcott may be another grab with Arsene Wenger refusing to make strong noises that he wants the 27-year-old to stay. “I’m not in transfer mode at the moment,” he said, although he recognised the striker’s frustrations.
Also on the West Ham radar is Celta Vigo attacking midfielder Manuel “Nolito” Duran, according to the Sunday People . He has scored 11 times in 25 appearances in La Liga, winning him a call up to the Spanish national side.
West Ham Slaven Bilic has already confirmed his interest in out-of-contract Norwegian midfielder Havard Nordtveit, currently captain at Borussia Monchengladbach.