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Six Hammers on likely exit list

West Ham are set to see a possible exit of SIX players in the summer as Manuel Pellegrini looks to raise cash for reinforcements.

ClaretandHugh understands that Arthur Masuaku, Pedro Obiang, Carlos Sanchez, Chicharito and Lucas Perez are all players the boss may be ready to lose as he looks to the future. Andy Carroll is also set to leave although that will of course be on a free.

The Hammers are looking to reinforce at left back and up front and hope to raise up to £30million.

Obiang would be allowed to leave for around £6 million and the  club also feel that Masuaku could fetch a reasonable fee should clubs need an out and out left sided midfielder rather than a defender.

With Felipe Anderson on the left side there is no likelihood of Masuaka being any more than a squad player whilst bids will be entertained for Chicharito (£10m) Perez (£3 million) and Sanchez (£3 million).

However, Samir Nasri will be offered a new one year deal as part of the arrangement which brought him to the club as an out of contract player.

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon
 

8 comments on “Six Hammers on likely exit list

  1. Surprised to see Sanchez listed he has hardly had a chance to even play for us, I think Carroll will probably go, Hernandez his wages will probably stop other teams signing him, even if they do agree a fee. Masuaku is good as a wingback if you play 3 central defenders, if Antonio Conte crops up anywhere see if we can sell him on he likes that formation. Lucas Perez can definitely go and Pedro deserves to, Adrian will also be off so we will need another keeper.

    • Hard to disagree with any of your points I wonder regarding the keeper situation is it time to put more faith in under 23 keeper and promote him to number 2 freeing up extra funds for outfield improvements

    • Yes I agree about Sanchez. Very unfair to write him off without a decent chance.

    • Sanchez was a strange purchase in the first place and probably only brought in for a season to give us an option for a defensive midfielder – he’s 33 now and less likely than ever, coming back from a long-term injury, to be able to perform in that role.

      Mark Noble isn’t showing any consistency and there needs to be someone sharing the burden being placed on young Declan.

  2. So is Arnautović staying then?

  3. Of that 4 only Sanchez hasn’t really featured much. Unless we have some players to replace them then we are leaving our squad very thin on the ground. We might have 1 or 2 from the U23s but it still leaves us threadbare. i would think we need to spend about £75m in the summer and that doesn’t include what we get for the outgoing players. Failing to do that will only leave us standing still ……… which is suicidal in the PL.

  4. Presumably add to that list Hugill, Adrian, Byram, Cullen, Samuelson, Fernandes

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