DAVID MOYES is still waiting to hear whether West Ham can agree a deal for Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes.
The Hammers reportedly face competition from Everton to land the 20-year-old Portugal star on loan.
Asked if the deal was close to being completed, Moyes said: ‘I can’t tell you. Your question is very straight and I can’t say if it will happen.’
Meanwhile, the Hammers are set to re-sign Ireland keeper Darren Randolph from Middlesbrough for £4million as cover for Lukasz Fabianski.
On the grapevine
■ Newcastle and Aston Villa are considering a move for Glenn Murray, who could be allowed to leave Brighton, where his contract expires in the summer. Villa are in need of cover for the injured Wesley. Celtic have also been linked with 36-year-old Murray.
■ Swansea expect to complete a loan move for Liverpool’s England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster.
■ Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says ‘we’d love to improve our squad’ but refused to be drawn on rumours linking him with Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara.
■ Barnsley have signed Austrian midfielder Marcel Ritzmaier from Wolfsberger AC.