West Ham have very big plans indeed for next summer with no player off limits to them at this stage.
ClaretandHugh has learned that with the huge increase in TV money, the club are ready to add some “serious quality” to the squad again this season.
We have reported many times that there’s no cash available for January spending but the club are looking at one or possibly even two marquee signings in the summer.
One insider told us: “That we have no cash for January is old news. The real truth is really that we have too many players at the club and need to offload.”
“That will be the priority this winter. We need to start balancing things up a bit and are open to offers for certain players.
“We were absolutely determined to build real depth in the squad for our last Boleyn season and have achieved that and will do so again in the summer when we will re-structure things again as we head for the Olympic Stadium.
“No player is off limits to us at this stage and our policy has been to start bring in top players on a regular basis.”
“As far as January is concerned there’s no real problem. Players are on the way back and you never pick up anything much at that time.”