David Moyes says there are 'no guarantees' West Ham will make January signings
By Andy Swales
Last Updated: 29/12/17 3:35pm
David Moyes is keen to add a couple of players to his West Ham squad during the January transfer window.
However, the Hammers boss admits it is traditionally a difficult time to do business and says "there are no guarantees".
The Scot also played down media reports that the east London club have a long shopping list of potential targets.
He joked: "We must be signing 15 players at the moment - by all accounts.
"I would like to bring in one or two reinforcements, but every manager will tell you it's not an easy time to do business.
"It's also an expensive month. We'll try and do it but there's no guarantee."
Moyes was quick to confirm that he alone would decide which players - if any - will move to the club over the next few weeks.
He added: "The manager will have the final say. You'll be judged by the players you bring in.
"So, if I wasn't the one bringing the players in, I wouldn't have come here in the first place.
"I've not known anything different and the owners have told me it will always be my decision."
West Ham do not play again until January 2 when they take on West Brom at the London Stadium.
Long-serving midfielder Mark Noble has missed three matches through injury, while Michail Antonio was ruled out of their Boxing Day game with Bournemouth.
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Regarding injury news ahead of next week's Premier League fixture against the Baggies, Moyes said: "Mark has trained a couple of days, but not with us, and is making progress. It's his hamstring.
"Michail has also not joined us but we don't think his groin is as bad as we first thought.
"Whether he will be fit for Tuesday, it's too early to tell."
Moyes confirmed on Friday that Reece Oxford will be returning to the club from Borussia Monchengladbach, having spent the first half of the season in the Bundesliga.
Speaking about the teenager, he went on: "He's been talked of very highly. We'll get him back in, take a look, because I've never worked with him before, and spend the time to get to know him."
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