West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will put his contract negotiations at risk by admitting that he will need assurances of transfer funds before he agrees to a new deal.
Big Sam’s contract expires at the end of the Premier League season and both he and club owners David Gold and David Sullivan have decided to postpone talks until the summer. Gold and Sullivan want West Ham to avoid relegation before they discuss a new contract with the boss and Allardyce will want assurances that there will be funds available to buy players before he signs the a new deal.
West Ham face the prospect of being left with one senior striker in the summer as Modibo Maiga and Carlton Cole will be sold and loanees Wellington Paulista and Marouane Chamakh will return to their respective clubs.
Andy Carroll is likely to be heading back to Merseyside if the Hammers fail to agree a deal with Liverpool who are demanding £17million for the out of form striker who is currently on loan at Upton Park.
Sam Allardyce has serious concerns about the lack of goalscorers at Upton park and if he decides to stay, then he will want money to spend in rebuilding his frontline attack.
Meanwhile, West Ham are closing in on a deal for the Olympic Stadium in East London, with the decision potentially being announced as early as next week.