Report: West Ham prepared to sell Ayew and Sakho

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2017 in Bournemouth,...

The West Ham United attackers could leave the club this month.

Andre Ayew of West Ham United in action during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

While West Ham United undoubtedly need to make some signings during this transfer window, much of the focus surrounding the club at present is on players who could potentially depart.

As reported by The Daily Star, West Ham are prepared to sell Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho this month, with neither player part of Moyes' longterm plans at the club.

However, the report indicates that The Hammers don't want to sell either player to a Premier League rival.

Ayew has mustered three goals in 16 Premier League appearances this season, while Sakho has scored twice in 14 top flight games.

Diafra Sakho of West Ham United and Alberto Moreno of Liverpool battle for possession during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on November 4,...

It seems clear that West Ham cannot rely on the pair to perform consistently, even as substitutes, so it is perhaps for the best if they are allowed to move on.

Both Ayew and Sakho are rather quick, but they lack conviction and decisiveness, with such faults not of particular use in a battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Andre Ayew of West Ham United in action during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham have other attacking options at their disposal that are of more use - such as Marko Arnautovic, Michail Antonio, Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez.

Even if they don't bring in another attacker, the money gained from the sales of Ayew and Sakho, if indeed they do depart, could be reinvested in improving a different area of the team, such as central midfield, where a replacement for new acquisition is certainly required.

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