According to a report from Football Insider, West Ham co-owner David Sullivan wants at least three first-team players to be sold this summer, and some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the claims.

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West Ham boss David Moyes inherited a squad lacking any kind of depth and questionable amounts of quality in December 2019.

And because of the current global health crisis, it now seems like the Scot might have to work with one hand tied behind his back.

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Football Insider claims that Sullivan will be looking to sell at least three first-team stars this summer.

It has been suggested that Felipe Anderson could be seen as dispensable. West Ham allegedly want to keep hold of Declan Rice, however.

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Felipe Anderson with Declan Rice (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Balancing the books obviously the plan

It seems like the owners will be desperate to claw back some money this summer, having taken a hit financially over the past month with no gate receipts or TV money.

And if the Hammers do end up selling some of their key players, it will be vital for them to reinvest, if they are to make real progress next season.

Keeping Rice will obviously be a priority. But losing Anderson might just a sacrifice that the club have to make.

In spite of that, some West Ham fans took to Twitter to vent their anger at the report claiming Sullivan wants a clear-out at the London Stadium this summer…

 
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