Date: 6th May 2019 at 12:21pm
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Manuel Pellegrini will hold talks with each member of his first team squad this week to discuss their futures at the club, according to Football.London.

The Hammers return to training on Tuesday ahead of their last game of the campaign against Watford on Sunday, a match that will probably decide who finishes 10th in the Premier League.

But before that game, it is expected that the Chilean will discuss with each of his players whether or not they can expect to still be at the London Stadium next season.

It is understood that Pellegrini could look to enact something of a clear out at the club this summer, with the Express reporting last week that up to nine first team squad members could be moved on.

OPINION

There are bound to be some difficult conversations in amongst Pellegrini’s discussions this week. The Chilean will know that there is a solid core of talent he should be aiming to keep a hold of, but beyond that there is a lot of deadwood on the books, and a lot expenditure that could be cut down with some smart business this summer. To be fair, this has been coming for a while. The Hammers always seem to bring in the relatively big names on relatively big contracts, despite the fact that a lot of these players are probably past their best. That leads to a situation where you have a glut of overpaid, underplayed, ineffectual talents who, somewhere down the line, need shifting on. West Ham could be on the cusp of something really decent, with a some bright sparks and a good manager, but if they are to realise their potential, Pellegrini needs to get tough.