West Ham United will look to sell four players when the January window opens.
That’s according to West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh who have direct links to the club’s owners.
West Ham added four new faces to David Moyes’s squad in the summer.
Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola arrived on loan from Paris Saint-Germain with an £11 million option to buy.
New look West Ham squad will limit game time even further for expensive squad players
And a late flurry saw Kurt Zouma join West Ham from Chelsea for just under £30m, attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic sign for around £33m including add-ons and defensive midfielder Alex Kral join on loan with a reported £15-17m option.
But the new arrivals – and success of West Ham over the last 18 months – has put the future of some players in serious doubt.
Insider claims West Ham will look to sell quartet in January
And Claret and Hugh claim West Ham will look to sell the quartet of Andriy Yarmolenko, Manuel Lanzini, Darren Randolph and Ryan Fredericks in January.
“With Nikola Vlasic, Pablo Fornals and (others) also available as attacking midfielder Manu’s (Lanzini) future now appears to be away from the club,” Claret and Hugh state.
“The Hammers, however, have received no bidders for the player and will now wait until the winter window to see if there is a chance of moving him on.
Understandable that Hammers want costly stars off books after lack of impact
“The club would also be ready to sell any of Darren Randolph, Ryan Fredericks and Andriy Yarmolenko should clubs show any interest in January.”
Yarmolenko (£115,000 per week) and Lanzini (£100k per week) pick up nearly a million pounds in wages from West Ham every month between them.
So it is perhaps understandable that the Hammers want them off the books given their lack of impact on the first team for quite some time.
Lower earning duo would attract more interest from English sides
Neither Randolph or Fredericks are big earners. And in fairness both proved their worth as squad players in parts last season.
The duo would probably attract more interest from English clubs as a result, be that in the Prem or the Championship.