West Ham United are said to have a zero budget for transfers but could spend as much as £65 million over the next two months.
That’s according to a new report from The Daily Star.
West Ham fans were left disillusioned when Hammers insiders Claret & Hugh – who have a direct line to owners David Sullivan and David Gold – reported David Moyes has a ‘zero transfer budget’.
‘Zero budget’ West Ham must sell to buy
Claret & Hugh claimed the Scot must sell before he buys this summer.
Now according to The Daily Star Moyes intends to do just that and hopes to raise as much as £65 million.
He plans to sell Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Albian Ajeti first.
Anderson has been linked with a move to Napoli (The Sun), Ajeti is reportedly wanted by Celtic (The Daily Record) and Yarmolenko could be sold at a cut price (Football Insider) with Fenerbahce said to be interested.
Hammers plan to raise £65m in sales to fund transfers – report
The trio cost West Ham a combined total of £65m. But now realistically those three would only bring in between £30-40m combined if buyers can be found.
Moyes then plans to bolster his transfer kitty with further sales of the likes of Arthur Masuaku, Fabian Balbuena, Manuel Lanzini, Winston Reid, Ryan Fredericks.
He will also listen to big offers for flop striker Sebastien Haller.
Eze tops reported Moyes list
Should Haller be sold for a decent price – Monaco are said to be interested according to Le 10 Sport – then much of that is expected to go to pay off Eintracht Frankfurt.
If West Ham can sell a number of those players Moyes hopes it will generate at least£65m which he can use to go after several targets.
Top of Moyes’s list is said to be QPR playmaker Eberechi Eze (Evening Standard).
Brentford trio Rico Henry, Said Benrahma and Ollie Watkins are all Moyes targets if the Bees fail to be promoted (ExWHUemployee).