Report: Slaven BIlic deciding whether to let West Ham's Jonathan Calleri leave six months early

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham striker Jonathan Calleri could leave the club in January, according to reports.

According to The Sun, West Ham United are ready to part ways with loan striker Jonathan Calleri during the upcoming transfer window.

The Hammers spent most of the summer looking for a big-name striker to lead the line, but having failed to land a number of targets, they settled for two loan signings.

West Ham United's Jonathan Calleri heads at goalWest Ham United's Jonathan Calleri heads at goal

Simone Zaza joined on loan from Juventus and has yet to find the net in a dismal spell with the club, whilst Jonathan Calleri penned a season-long loan deal from Deportivo Maldonado.

The Argentinian, 23, had a great reputation in South America, as he hit 23 goals in 59 games for Boca Juniors before adding 16 goals in 31 appearances for Brazilian side Sao Paulo.

West Ham United's Jonathan Calleri shoots wideWest Ham United's Jonathan Calleri shoots wide

However, that goalscoring form hasn't translated to English football, as Calleri has yet to open his account for West Ham in nine appearances for the club, and he's yet to start a Premier League game as a result.

Calleri is much more Mauro Zarate than Carlos Tevez when it comes to West Ham's history with Argentinian strikers, and there are now suggestions that his time in East London could already be coming to an end.

West Ham United manager Slaven BilicWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

The Sun report that Calleri has picked up a hamstring injury and could be ruled out for six weeks, with West Ham now simply considering terminating his loan move and sending him back to South America six months ahead of schedule.

Manager Slaven Bilic reportedly wants a January clearout after a disappointing start to the season, and whilst no concrete decision has been made on Calleri just yet, Bilic will decide in the coming weeks whether to move on from Calleri and look for another striker in January.

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