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West Ham United could move on three first-team players before the close of the transfer window later this week, according to the Evening Standard.

The Hammers have strengthened heavily over the summer and are still working on a few additions in advance of Thursday’s deadline.

However, the report claims that there could be a few significant names shown the exit door at the London Stadium.

Sam Byram, Jordan Hugill and Sead Haksabanovic are all being tipped to quit East London as manager Manuel Pellegrini continues to revamp his squad ahead of the new Premier League season.

All three struggled for regular minutes last term under David Moyes and it seems the new man in the dugout has come to the same conclusions as the Scot.

Highly rated when he joined from Leeds in January 2016, Byram has failed to make the West Ham right-back spot his own across the intervening years, thanks in part due a series of niggling injuries that have curtailed his progress.

Regardless, he has flattered to deceive when given opportunities to impress and is thought to be attracting significant interest from Nottingham Forest.

One of the more baffling signings of the last few campaigns, Hugill was bought in by Moyes in January for around £10 million from Preston North End, but played just 22 minutes of Premier League football at the end of the season and now looks set for a return to the Championship.

Aston Villa and Middlesbrough are both thought to be contenders for the signature of a striker who scored 10 times in total for the Lilywhites in 2017-18.

As for Haksabanovic, he showed a glimpse of his potential in the League Cup win over Bolton Wanderers last September but is unlikely to trouble the starting XI this term and may be loaned out to Malaga in Spain.

West Ham open 2018-19 with a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday.

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