Transfer speculation has been rife around West Ham United this summer.
West Ham have been one of the busiest clubs so far.
In has come the club’s second most expensive ever signing Pablo Fornals. The Spain international has been joined by goalkeeper and compatriot Roberto and another stopper David Martin.
Manuel Pellegrini is focused on signing at least one top striker and potentially another defensive midfielder and defender.
Hammers transfer business far from over
Andy Carroll, Samir Nasri and Adrian have been released. And Edimilson Fernandes and Lucas Perez have been sold.
Plenty more fringe players are expected to follow out of the West Ham exit door.
Interest in Issa Diop and Declan Rice has not been welcomed by the Hammers or supporters.
But it appears established West Ham stars Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko face uncertain futures.
That’s according to a new report on fellow Hammers website Claret & Hugh which claims to have some inside information on Pellegrini’s thinking from a ‘top source’.
‘Top source’ suggests Pellegrini is unsure over two stars
“There has to be a possibility Pelle could unload in January such is his near embarrassment of riches,” C&H reports.
“According to a top source – discussing the situation on the phone with us today – he (Pellegrini) is particularly keen to see the progress of Manu and Yarmo.
“The manager is known to love creative players and is very well off for midfielders.
“He will be keen to see Manu and Yarmo performing to their best and January could be a interesting month on midfield options.”
New Yarmolenko claim seems harsh
Lanzini’s future has been a hot topic of late with links surfacing to River Plate and Fenerbache.
It comes amid a reported contract wrangle. As a result it the transfer talk is understandable.
But the Yarmolenko claim is an interesting one. And seems somewhat harsh if true.
The Ukrainian had just started to show some top form and look a shrewd piece of business when his season was ended by an Achilles injury just two months into his debut season.