West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini could be about to see his summer transfer budget boosted by around £8million.
Pellegrini started the summer with a base budget of £30m from West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold.
That was topped up to more than £40m with the sales of Lucas Perez and Edimilson Fernandes.
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Around £24m was spent bringing exciting Spain star Pablo Fornals to West Ham. That left £16m.
Marko Arnautovic pushed West Ham’s kitty back up to the £38.5million mark.
The club look set to spend all of that if they can close a deal for French striker Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt (Sky Sports).
Budget blown on Haller?
But Pellegrini’s coffers could soon be boosted to the tune of around £8m by the sale of defender Sam Byram and the reportedly imminent sales of forward Jordan Hugill and outcast Reece Oxford.
Byram has sealed a move to Norwich City for a fee believed to be £750,000 (whufc.com).
Hugill is expected to join either Blackburn Rovers or former club Preston North End (Football Insider). A fee of around £4-5m has been widely speculated this summer.
And Oxford’s on-off move to German club Augsburg is back on (Sky Sports) with a fee of around £2.7m mooted.
Trio look set to bring in another £8million
If West Ham can land Haller and another striker, they will most likely look to sell wantaway Javier Hernandez.
Meanwhile Pedro Obiang is also up for sale with some Italian clubs interested.
Any money brought in from those potential sales could go towards another defensive-minded midfielder.
One thing is for certain West Ham are far from done yet in this transfer window.