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Hammers window spend ceiling rises

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By Sean Whetstone

West Ham have up to £141m to spend on transfers this window, that being the combined value of three outbound sales this summer.

Declan Rice was sold for £100m plus £5m of add-ons to Arsenal.

Yesterday Gianluca Scamacca was sold to Atalanta who are paying a €25m (£21.5m) transfer fee a further €5m (£4.3m) of add-ons bring the potential package to £25.8m

Vlasic will soon join them moving to Torino on a €9m (£7.75m) transfer fee and €3m (£2.6m) of add-ons.

Those transfer fees add to just over £129m with a further £12m in potential add-ons to bring a potential total of £141m.

With no set transfer budget this summer the club agreed that the full proceeds of all outbound sales could be used to bring in additional players.

The first £35m is due to be spent when Edson Álvarez joins from Ajax hopefully later this week. The transfer is worth £32m plus £3m of add-ons which would still leave a transfer balance of £106m to spend.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Eastie says:

    Hugh5outhon1895 are we actually able to spend that full amount? Where I’m coming from are the previous articles not so long ago regarding us keeping within the FFP regulations.

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