West Ham United have some thinking to do in regards to seven of their current first-team squad.
Seven West Ham United players are now in the final year of their current contract, so who is likely to be handed an extension and who looks set for the exit in less than 12 months?
Guy Demel, Carlton Cole, Mark Noble, Ricardo Vaz Te, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Winston Reid and Ravel Morrison are all in the final 12 months of their current deals, and with players free to discuss pre-contract agreements from January Sam Allardyce will be keen to tie down any players that he wishes to keep in the next four months.
The most likely players to stay are Noble and Reid, as both remain integral parts of the current Hammers line-up. Demel’s versatility is such that it would be no surprise if he was given an extension. However, considering he will be 34 next season and with increased strength in depth at Upton Park, it could be time the Ivory Coast player moved on.
Morrison is one player West Ham will no doubt be hoping to tie down, but the former Manchester United midfielder remains an enigma and the 21-year-old will need to fully focus on his efforts on the pitch in order to ensure he does not continue what is becoming something of a journeyman footballing existence.
At 39, goalkeeper Jaaskelainen is likely to move on, potentially lowering the curtain on what has been an outstanding career, while Vaz Te could also be on his way after a series of injuries have robbed him of the chance to play regularly for West Ham in recent times.
And with a number of new forwards now at the club, and more likely to follow next summer, it could finally be the end for the evergreen Cole.
Likely to stay: Noble, Reid
Likely to leave: Jaaskelainen, Morrison, Demel, Vaz Te, Cole