West Ham will face competition for a possible list of West Brom targets – notably Craig Dawson – should we remain in the Premier League this season.
Burnley and newly promoted Wolves are among those who fancy central defender Craig Dawson – believed to be one of those with a relegation clause in his contract.
The same situation appears to apply to several others, including Jonny Evans – another Hammers target – who is available for around £3 million.
Most Albion players will have signed up to deals which ensure that they will have to take a cut in wages should they slip into the Championship.
And despite a a recent mini survival it would be one of the greatest miracles ever in football were it to happen.
Given all of that it seems likely that a mass exodus via a fire sale is on the cards from the Hawthorns with others such as Kieran Gibbs, Jay Rodriguez and Jake Livermore also likely to be available.