Report names forgotten striker amongst five senior stars who could leave West Brom this summer

Rickie Lambert is likely to be amongst half a dozen players to leave the Hawthorns this summer, and could even be let go for free.

West Bromwich Albion are set to cut down the age of their squad with wholesale changes this summer which could see players such as Rickie Lambert leave the club on the cheap, according to a report from the Telegraph.

The Baggies have the oldest average age of any Premier League club this season, with eight players over the age of 30 and several more rapidly approaching that landmark.

One of the older players is Lambert, who joined the club last summer after an unsuccessful year at boyhood club Liverpool, but who has started just five Premier League matches and scored just a single goal for Albion.

The Telegraph claims that despite the former England striker having another year left on the deal he signed a year ago, the Birmingham club are intent on offloading him in the upcoming transfer window and could even let him go for nothing.

The paper also suggests that the club will make no move to renew the contract of either Victor Anichebe or Stephane Sessegnon before they expire at the end of next month.

Anichebe had been a useful squad player in his first two seasons at the club but injury and poor form have restricted him to just 14 appearances this term, whilst Sessegnon has endured another underwhelming campaign.

Fringe players Sebastien Pocognoli and Cristian Gamboa, who have two Premier League appearances between them this season, are also set to be sold on the cheap.

More concerning for Baggies fans will be the line in the report which suggests that the club are in danger of losing James Morrison, one of the club's longest-serving players who has made close to 300 appearances for the club, could be tempted to leave to return to former club Middlesbrough after their promotion.

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