West Ham United are planning to have a clear-out in order to land Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.
The media outlet are claiming that Manuel Pellegrini has already had a bid of £27million turned down for the Uruguay international as he looks to continue to improve his squad with talented names.
The London Stadium outfit is looking very different to the side that finished last season, with the former Premier League winner making a number of changes to the squad as they prepare for the upcoming campaign.
It is believed Pellegrini still wants to add a striker to his new-look side, with Gomez at the top of the list, however, it is understood the Spanish side want the £35million he has set as his release clause.
In order for the former Manchester City to reach that, it is thought that he will need to oversee a mass clear-out, with four players named as ones that could make way.
Sam Byram, Michail Antonio, Edimilson Fernandes and Reece Oxford are all believed to follow Cheikhou Kouyate out of the London Stadium, after the Senegal international sealed a switch to Crystal Palace earlier in the week.
Andy Carroll is also thought to be surplus to requirements under Pellegrini, however, with the striker’s latest injury setback, he will not be sold until January at the very earliest.
West Ham have spent near £100m on players this summer, with Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere, Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuena, Ryan Fredericks and Lukasz Fabianski already arriving.
However, Gomez is Pellegrini’s latest target and he will want to land his man before the shut of the transfer window.