West Ham boss stuck in transfer flux

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has reiterated that he has to sell players before he can add any more new signings to his squad this summer.

The Hammers have laid out hefty transfer fees to Liverpool for Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing already in pre-season and the co-chairmen; who fund everything at the club from their own pockets; have closed their cheque books until January.

Allardyce is keen to bring in another striker with Modibo Maiga the only forward in the squad at present with Carroll still injured.

The East Enders will have to sell a few players before anyone else arrives and the likes of Alou Diarra, Ricardo Vaz Te and Matty Taylor could be on their way out of the door.

“I’ve got no money left,” Allardyce told Sky Sports.

“If we wanted to bring a new player in, we would have to sell some players.”

“That’s it. If we wanted to bring a new player in, we would have to sell some players.

“But I’m not looking to do that because I’m happy with the squad I’ve got.

“I’m not panicking because we’ve done all our business as quick as we possibly can.”

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