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There’s no place like home for Hammers


DAVID MOYES wants to buy British to build an exciting young core of players at West Ham.

The Hammers boss aims to boost the number of homegrown stars in his squad and will scour the Championsh­ip for signings.

Jarrod Bowen has been a huge hit since his £22m arrival from Hull in January and Moyes is keen to find similar talent.

He intends to add Grady Diangana, 21, and Josh Cullen, 23, to his squad when the pair return from loan spells at West Brom and Charlton respective­ly.

England Under-21 winger Diangana scored five goals and had six assists for the Baggies before a hamstring injury.

And Essex-born Ireland internatio­nal midfielder Cullen has impressed in the engine room at The Valley.

But with skipper Mark Noble turning 33 in May, and fears growing that starman Declan Rice may have to be sold, Moyes is keen to spend.

The Hammers have splashed out big money on a series of luxury foreign signings in recent windows, including Felipe Anderson, Pablo Fornals, Andriy Yarmolenko and Sebastien Haller.

But Moyes hopes to be able to call on former Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere next season once he recovers from his latest injury.

The Hammers are 16th in the Premier League, with goal difference keeping them out of the bottom three.

But Moyes is confident they will beat the drop, if the season resumes, and he has begun planning ahead.

He wants an overhaul of the club’s much-criticised scouting network and more input into the overall transfer policy.

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CORE VALUE: Bowen with Grady Diangana (top right) and Josh Cullen
■ CORE VALUE: Bowen with Grady Diangana (top right) and Josh Cullen

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