Manuel Pellegrini seems to have plenty of plans up his sleeves for West Ham, after being named as the new manager this week.

The experienced boss inherits a side that has underperformed in the past two seasons at the London Stadium, flirting with relegation, and will hope to push the Hammers back into the top-half of the standings.

In order to do that, significant changes need to be made to the squad andĀ The TimesĀ suggests that Pellegrini is aware of this – as he’s reportedly eyeing five summer signings.

The Chilean boss is likely to seek a new first-choice goalkeeper, after Joe Hart’s disappointing loan spell from Manchester City, as well as defensive reinforcements to play alongside Declan Rice and Pablo Zabaleta.

The Hammers also need to be improved in midfield, an area David Moyes struggled to bolster in January, and attacking recruits are also likely to be lined-up after the club were overly reliant on club-record signing Marko Arnautovic last term.