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Thursday 18 October 2018

Moyes happy to keep hold of his strikers

David Moyes
David Moyes

David Moyes insists he is in no hurry to sell any of his misfiring strikers.

Reports have claimed the West Ham boss is prepared to listen to offers for Javier Hernandez, Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew this month.

The quartet have notched a paltry 11 Premier League goals between them so far this season.

Sakho has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace but Moyes said: "There has been talks, everyone has been aware of that, but we are more than happy to keep Diafra.

We like him and there is no problem if he is still here.  "I don't want any of them to go. We need to add to our squad. We have four or five strikers and the competition is tough for all of them.

But I'm happy with that. It would take an awful lot of money to prise them out."

Moyes has preferred playing wingers Michail Antonio and Marko Arnautovic in attack since he took over in November.

Mexico front man Hernandez has cut a frustrated figure during his increasingly rare appearances in the starting line-up.

But West Ham would want to recoup a large chunk of the £16million they paid Bayer Leverkusen last summer were he to leave.

Moyes added: "When I joined Javier was injured and we'd to go with Marko and Michail up front and they have both done well.

"He's as good a finisher as there is anywhere but you'd be hard pushed to say that he would be playing in front of the other two at the moment."

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