West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce hopes for three January signings.
The Daily Mail says Allardyce is in the market for two strikers and a centre-back but West Ham are trying to do all three as loans as they consider the future.
David Sullivan has already expressed concerns over the return on their £17million outlay for Andy Carroll and has to be realistic about their Premier League prospects.
Rather than risk further financial damages should they go down he wants to safeguard the situation by allowing short term deals with the potential to change in the summer.
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