West Ham United are increasingly exploring the loan market as they look to make an attempt to cover for record signing Sebastien Haller.
The Hammers are allegedly keen on buying another striker but are feeling cash-strapped after using a massive lump sum to bring in Haller for £45million from Eintracht Frankfurt.
Another consideration would be bringing in players who are free agents such as Danny Welbeck, who was released by Arsenal at the end of the 2018/19 season.
However, Welbeck's wage demands could prove to be a problem in the long run as the former England international earned approximately £115,000 a week with the Gunners and that is deemed too high for a back-up player.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini has suggested that he is delighted with his current squad but Haller and Javier Hernandez are his only senior strikers after the departure of Lucas Perez to Alaves and Andy Carroll being released thereafter.
West Ham are reportedly keen to release Jordan Hugill before the close of the transfer window, with Leeds and West Brom said to be interested in his services.
The London-based club are currently helping Carroll with his rehabilitation from an ankle injury - while he looks for a new club although his former side Newcastle are side to be targeting him.
In other West Ham news, Pedro Obiang concluded his £8million move to Sassuolo on Wednesday (July 24) which suggests extra funds for the club.
Pellegrini could consider bringing on another midfielder but he already has Mark Noble, Declan Rice, Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez at his disposal.