“We won’t have much money, but we are dealing with it now,”
Avram Grant has insisted he will be buying in the January transfer window – and won’t be selling inspirational star Scott Parker.
West Ham’s England midfielder has been continually linked with a move away from the Premier League’s bottom club, with Tottenham again said to be interested in his signature.
But the Hammers’ Israeli boss said he was already in talks with the club board about bolstering his squad next month.
“We won’t have much money, but we are dealing with it now,” said Grant. “If we bring in two or three more players, we will be stronger than we are now – especially with our history of injured players.
“There are always stories about Scott. It is not true (about us selling him). He is a good player for us. And I think we are a good club for him. He is playing his best season for us.”
West Ham host Manchester City tomorrow, and Roberto Mancini’s team have a chance to go level on points at the top of the table with a victory.
“I think they can compete for the league,” added Grant. “Normally the English champions only lose two or three matches in a season. This season that will not happen. The top teams are not so consistent.
“Now the top six teams can be champions. It would be no surprise if Tottenham won it, because they are playing good football. And it is the same for Manchester City and the other teams in the top four.”