Slaven Bilic has said West Ham must make quality signings in the summer who can have an immediate impact on the side.

Bilic wants quality

Bilic wants quality

Bilic. whose own future is far from certain, has recently been linked with Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho and Pablo Zabaleta but he says he is looking to add quality rather than quantity.

A slump in form this season at one stage saw Bilic's side flirt with the Premier League relegation zone.

Speculation over new recruits has begun ahead of their final game of the season against Burnley on Sunday and Bilic says he wants players who will improve his team rather than merely add numbers to his squad.

West Ham have recently been linked in media reports with City striker Iheanacho and full-back Zabaleta. The latter will be available on a free transfer after announcing he would end his nine-year spell at the Etihad Stadium.

When the names of both players were brought up in his pre-match press conference, Bilic was adamant West Ham must only acquire new additions who will have an immediate impact.

"We don't need squad players," the West Ham manager said.

"Take our last game against Liverpool. We were without eight players but still had a decent team so that shows that squad-wise, with the quantity of the players, we are okay. We would like to improve the quality in certain positions but I don't want to talk about names now.

"But hopefully we are going to be successful in finishing those transfers. Most of the players are linked with West Ham, the big majority of those are rumours, there's no truth in them."