West Ham continue to struggle on the pitch and, in turn, the rumours are coming thick and fast off the field.

With the Hammers now hovering precariously above the relegation zone, there might need to be some major changes. This could come in the form of a new manager or a host of new players in January.

Here are the latest West Ham transfer rumours from this week.

Who could join?

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As Roberto continues to flop, West Ham have been looking at new goalkeepers. Reliable insider EXWHUEmployee revealed that West Ham could explore the possibility of signing Jack Butland from Stoke City on loan with an option to buy (The West Ham Way‘ podcast on Phoenix FM).

Another option is free agent Jordan Archer. The 26-year-old was most recently at Millwall and he has been training with Aston Villa this season (The Guardian).

Archer is not the only free agent on West Ham’s wishlist. West Ham, Aston Villa and Sheffield United all want veteran Argentine winger Nicolas Gaitan, who has just left Chicago Fire (The Guardian).


West Ham are said to be leading the race for Southampton defender Cedric Soares. The Portugal right-back, 28, is out of contract in the summer and West Ham face competition from Arsenal and Wolves – but are the only club willing to firm up their interest with an offer (TEAMtalk).

Tottenham and West Ham both want Morocco international Sofyan Amrabat, as per reports in Italy. The 23-year-old plays in midfield for Hellas Verona (Calciomercato).

Lastly, rumours linking West Ham with Duvan Zapata are back. The Colombian striker is currently out injured and Atalanta’s president has told West Ham that he is not for sale (Calciomercato).

Who could leave?

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Just a few months after joining, Albian Ajeti could be shown the exit door. The Swiss striker has not scored for West Ham yet and Besiktas reportedly want him (Sporx).

Carlos Sanchez is unsurprisingly up for sale. The Colombian midfielder has been heavily criticised by West Ham fans for poor performances. The Hammers will take just £1m for him (The Sun).

Other news

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West Ham could reportedly get rid of Manuel Pellegrini. The Irons haven’t won since September and the club’s hierarchy has drawn up a list of potential replacements. Rafa BenitezChris Hughton and Eddie Howe will all be considered. Meanwhile, Sean Dyche has contacted the club to express his interest in holding discussions (The Guardian).

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