The end of season of the Premier League season marks the end of contracts for Jussi Jaaskelainen, Carlton Cole and Guy Demel all of which expire on 30th June.
Loanees Alex Song, Nene and Carl Jenkinson are also at the end of their loan periods at the end of May and will automatically return to their parent clubs. In addition to first team squad, young left back Dan Potts and keeper Raphael Spiegel are unlikely to be offered new contracts by the Hammers.
Jussi, Cole, Demel, Nene and Song are the most likely first team outbound players – releasing around £200,000 per week off the wage bill or £10m plus per year. These wages will be re-invested in summer signings with an estimated further £25m on transfer fees available to a new manager.
Likely summer signings are a goalkeeper as backup for Adrian, a further loan for Carl Jenkinson or a permanent right back , a striker to replace Cole, a utility defender player to replace Demel and two midfielders to replace Song and Nene positions.