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Hammers make goalkeeper transfer decision

West Ham will let Darren Randolph go in January but will keep David Martin at the club.

The Republic of Ireland international is now deemed expendable after the signing of Alphonse Areola to provide support to Lukasz Fabianski.

Randolph hasn’t played a single minute of football this season and there is an acceptance at the Irons that he needs a move to be able to play regularly.

He is currently earning around £30,000-per-week and his deal runs until 2023, but the Hammers would take anything to get him off the wage bill.

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Martin earns a lower wage than that but he is regarded as the training ground goalkeeper at the club, and is well-liked by those within the squad, even if he isn’t likely to play any games this season.

It is not clear if there is concrete interest in Randolph at this stage but he will be told to find a new club in the winter window.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.