Irons target three signings

10 June 2009 07:00
West Ham United chief executive Scott Duxbury says that his club are close to agreeing deals to bring three new players to Upton Park. Duxbury was speaking soon after a takeover of the club by CB Holding was concluded, while he also took the opportunity to rubbish claims that the Irons could be forced to go into administration. He told Sky Sports News: "Gianfranco Zola has identified three positions where he wants to bring players in who he believes will improve the squad and the first team. "We are close to securing those three players so the team will improve. Ideally, hopefully one of the players we can conclude in the next couple of weeks. "But then the manager has gone on record as saying he wants pre-season to start so he can assess his squad and then further decisions will be made. "The three players in question - hopefully in the next few weeks we will be able to announce something, but there is still a little way to go. "Talks and discussions have gone well and are ongoing." Of the threat of administration, Duxbury added: "We are a self-sufficient well-run football club. "We have never been close to administration and as long as I am here, we never will be."

Source: ESA