Sam Allardyce’s tenure may be under increased scrutiny but it hasn’t stopped the former Bolton Wanderers boss getting his transfer plans into force.
According to the London Evening Standard, Allardyce could release seven players after Sunday’s game against Manchester City.
Italian duo Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino and Colombian full back Pablo Armero, who all joined on loan in January, will leave the club with no terms offered to stay.
Four senior players are also set to leave with Joe Cole, Jack Collison and George McCartney’s deals coming to an end and Alou Diarra also seems set for the Upton Park exit door despite still having a year left on his contract.
But one player who’s deal does come to an end this summer is Matthew Taylor but Allardyce had been please with the left-footed midfielder’s transition into a central midfielder and is likely to offer him an extension.
Allardyce looks set to replace these players with up to eight new members but his hardest challenge, other than keeping his job, may be keeping interested parties away from star defender Winston Reid.
The New Zealand international has been in fine-form over the last couple of seasons and is believed to have caught they eye of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
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