West Ham transfer news: David Gold confirms Alex Song talks are 'ongoing'

Hammers chief calls for calm ahead of the new Premier League season

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West Ham United co-owner David Gold has revealed the East London club remain hopeful of re-signing Alex Song while the search for a new striker continues.

Enner Valencia suffered a significant injury during the demoralising 2-2 Europa League draw with Astra Giurgiu on Thursday evening, after holding a two-goal advantage, meaning Hammers boss Slaven Bilic must now look for cover up front.

Considering Andy Carroll's injury record at Upton Park, Gold has moved to reassure supporters that the club are looking for reinforcements.

“I would have thought [we will sign] at least two new players, not necessarily before we kick off but before the window closes," he told the London Evening Standard.


“We’ve lost Valencia for the beginning of the season. We were already believing that we required another striker in the squad and we’ll be doing everything in our power to bring in the best players that we can," he said.

Meanwhile, Song remains a Barcelona player after impressing in 28 appearances while on loan with West Ham last season.

Gold insists there is no need to panic as negotiations with the Cameroon international look likely to go into the new Premier League season.

"We enjoyed Alex Song’s contribution but these things are ongoing. We’re not panicking, we’re not going to do poor deals, we’re going to do sensible deals and I think by the time we kick off we should be in good shape," he added.