The Irons captain hits his 33rd birthday in June and with a year left on the five year deal he signed in 2011 the club are ready to allow him a move if they receive a suitable offer.
Nolan’s position in the team has been the subject of long term controversy but at 33 the club believe this is the time to reward his loyalty by allowing him the chance of making a lucrative move if they receive the right offer.
Nolan arrived from Newcastle on a five year deal worth a reported £50,000 a week which over five years would have grossed him £12 million. The transfer fee involved was £4 million.
However, a well placed Hammers source said: “We are looking to the future and will be looking to sign young energetic players.
“Kevin has been a great player for the club but the summer will be a critical time for various members of the squad – nothing is for ever!”