As West Ham United top brass prepare to hold a transfer summit Manuel Pellegrini has caused a stir.
The Hammers boss and the club recently confirmed plans are in place for a meeting over West Ham’s summer transfer plans.
The East Londoners are said to be looking to sign six players and shed as many as nine.
All eyes are on the transfer window after the season finale at Watford last weekend.
West Ham transfer summit looms
Given some of the quality acquisitions made by Pellegrini and director of football Mario Husillos last summer expectations are high.
The club and Pellegrini himself confirmed plans are in place for a transfer summit with owners David Sullivan and David Gold and Husillos (whufc.com).
The meeting was due to take place this week while most other clubs and their squads jet off on holidays.
And it appears Pellegrini has remained in the country for the time-being rather than fly back to Chile.
Pellers causes a stir…in Plymouth
That’s after he caused a stir online by being spotted in Plymouth.
The former Real Madrid manager was photographed with a number of people in the city after first eating at Rockfish in Brixham (Plymouth Live).
The 65-year-old then visited a number of places on the waterfront.
Plymouth Live reported that people were ‘shocked’ at seeing Pellegrini in the city.
There were even some tongue-in-cheek suggestions he could about to be named the new Plymouth Argyle boss after Derek Adams was sacked last week.
From Barca to Argyle but nothing to see here
It comes after Pellegrini was linked with Barcelona on Tuesday (Daily Mail).
There were lots of rumours as to why the Chilean was in Plymouth.
But it appears he simply wanted an unconventional trip to the seaside to soak up the sunshine.
As a result a nice meal and some sight-seeing was probably on the agenda rather than a secret meet-up to thrash out West Ham’s transfer plans.
Here are Plymouth’s top eight tourist attractions the Hammers man may have enjoyed
1 Plymouth Hoe.
2 Royal Citadel.
3 National Marine Aquarium.
4 Saltram House.
5 The Barbican.
6 The Mayflower Museum and Steps.
7 Plymouth City Center.
8 Historic Devonport.