West Ham United and manager Manuel Pellegrini have confirmed plans are in place for a transfer summit.

Hammers co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold pushed the boat out to bring the Chilean to the club last year.

They then backed him with £100million worth of new recruits. That level of spending was unprecedented at West Ham.

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I know what you did last summer

But it was the kind of outlay Hammers fans had expected after promises were made when they left Upton Park for the London Stadium.

Sceptics believe that splurge may prove to be a one-off.

Particularly after reports suggested he will be given a base budget of just £30million this summer.

Pellegrini will, claim reports, be given any funds raised through player sales.

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Expectations raised

With the season coming to an end at Watford next week all eyes will soon be on the transfer window.

Given some of the quality acquisitions made by Pellegrini and director of football Mario Husillos last summer expectations are high.


Now the club and Pellegrini himself have confirmed plans are in place for a transfer summit (whufc.com).

And there is no messing around as the quartet will have a meeting after the trip to Vicarage Road.

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‘We have to make changes’

“Preparations are already underway to strengthen the squad at Pellegrini’s disposal,” the club posted on the official site.

“We are starting to prepare for next season, of course,” Pellegrini said.

“We have to make some changes and we have to see which ones we can do because we need to improve.

“This is an issue we are going to talk with the owners and Mario Husillos about when we finish the last game against Watford.”

Hopefully exciting times ahead for Hammers fans.

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