Hammers chase new quartet
West Ham co-chairman David Gold wants as many as four new signings before the transfer window shuts.
Guti: Linked with West Ham
The Hammers begin the new season at home to Aston Villa before going to Swansea a week later.
By the time of their third game at home to Fulham the transfer window will be shut, and co-chairman David Gold hopes to recruit several new faces before then.
"We're connected with about 20 players," Gold told Sky Sports News. "What we hope to do is to maybe bring in two, three or maybe four players by the close of the window as we start off in the new season."
The likes of Mohamed Diame, Victor Wanyama and Spanish veteran Guti have been linked with the club, while Jussi Jaaskelainen has been lined up as a replacement for the departing Rob Green.
The goalkeeper refused the offer of a new contract and Gold said: "We did our very best and we're very sad that we have lost Robert. We wish him well."