After a summer of heavy spending, West Ham will be hoping to recoup some money in the upcoming transfer window.
And one man the club appear to be banking on to bring in some cash is Jordan Hugill.
Hugill is currently on loan at Middlesbrough but, according to Claretandhugh, a permanent deal is unlikely with manager Tony Pulis having cooled on the 26-year-old.
Hugill is now set to return to the London Stadium in the summer in a development that is unlikely to have Manuel Pellegrini jumping for joy.
Pellegrini had already seemingly been open to the departures of Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll last month with Football.London previously reporting West Ham were keen on sales despite the Chilean’s vocal praise for the latter.
With that in mind, the last thing Pellegrini will want is another forward player he is not one-hundred percent sold on as he looks to shape a squad capable of making it into Europe.
A lot, of course, could still happen between now and the summer with a few good performances possibly being enough for Middlesbrough to change their stance, while interest could come from elsewhere.
Whatever the case, Hugill’s future looks to be far from the West Ham starting XI.