West Ham quartet could be sold in January transfer window

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West Ham are contemplating selling as many as four current first-team players in the January transfer window, according to a new transfer rumour.

The Hammers picked up a 3-0 win at home to Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday, with two goals from Mohammed Kudus and another from Jarrod Bowen easing them to victory.

It leaves David Moyes’ side sitting eighth in the table and still very much in the European hunt, with few West Ham squads in recent years possessing more class and depth.

One thing that could give the Hammers even more chance of finishing as high as possible is new signings, with the January window on the verge of opening.

In order for that to happen, funds may have to be generated through the sales of players, and a new update from Claret & Hugh has picked out four players who could move on next month:

“One player who has been mentioned by an insider as possibly being on his way is Thilo Kehrer who has made just four Premier League appearances so far this season.  Ben Johnson and Danny Ings are also in the frame to move on along with Said Benrahma who has fallen way down the pecking order.

“We were told: ‘The first priority this winter is to move players out if we are to strengthen the squad. Slots have to be made available for the new players and we are looking at various areas.'”

This could be a shrewd approach by West Ham in the transfer market, with all four players mentioned no longer feeling like key members of Moyes’ squad.

Kehrer has featured for just 19 minutes of Premier League action this season across four cameo appearances, while Ings has one start in the competition and is yet to score in 2023/24 to date.

Johnson hasn’t even featured at all in the league since the start of the campaign, highlighting how much he is out of favour, and Benrahma has gone from being a key player to a forgotten man, only earning four starts from 11 league outings, and picking up just one assist in that time.

Selling all four will be a positive when it comes to possible arrivals, so West Ham should begin working on offloading them, if they haven’t already.

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