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    David Moyes hands Chelsea transfer blow as West Ham hold firm

    No Carroll

    David Moyes has claimed that West Ham will not be selling any of their best players this winter, and that the club may bring players in, but people will not be leaving.

    His comments will interest Chelsea, given they’ve been linked with Andy Carroll, who is once again a fitness doubt, but it seems that Moyes has no intention of allowing another player to leave – and wants to keep hold of his players while adding to balance the squad.

    It also casts doubt over what was a rumoured move for Javier Hernandez, who had been heavily linked with the exit door after his move turned sour.

    “I don’t want any of them to go,” Moyes said.

    “We have got no players here that we want to leave, we need to add to our squad so ideally we strengthen. My intention is not to let anybody go.

    “What I will say is that we have four or five strikers and obviously the competition is tough for all of them but I a happy with that and it would need to take an awful lot of money in this window to prise any of them away.

    “My interest in balancing the squad is as much about getting players in areas where we are short rather than areas we are full in. I need to make sure we add to the squad. If someone comes in with an offer then we can’t stop those coming in but we can stop them in terms of not letting players go.”


    Striker needed

    Chelsea may not be able to target Carroll, but it’s clear the club need a forward and need one now, with Michy Batshuayi someone Antonio Conte does not trust and Alvaro Morata struggling to have the weight of an entire side’s goals on his shoulders, with chances being missed thick and fast.

    Given his job is on the line, Conte knows he needs to bring in a forward, but may now have to go back to the drawing board.

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