West Ham’s recruitment has come under fire in recent days and weeks with neither Slaven Bilic or David Sullivan looking particularly good.

In David Sullivan’s round-up of the summer business shortly after the window closed, he mentioned the club were looking to sign PSG midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak and Bayern Munich starlet Renato Sanches on loan.

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The pair went on to join West Brom and Swansea respectively, but Sullivan claimed that it was Bilic who turned down the chance to sign both players but speaking today ahead of Monday’s clash with Huddersfield, Bilic says that’s not strictly true.

Bilic believes that what Sullivan said on the matter isn’t quite what happened, implying that the co-owner has perhaps lied to cover his own back with the team struggling and fans growing increasingly unhappy with the regime.

A central or defensive midfielder was a must-add for the Hammers in the summer and the area has not been addressed, which hasn’t sat well with Bilic.

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